Lunigiana is an historical region divided between two provinces and two administrative regions. Extreme north of Tuscany are high and the average Lunigiana, in the province of Massa Carrara, while the low Lunigiana is located in the province of La Spezia, along the last stretch of the river Magra. Its historical boundaries, however, are much broader, once corresponding to the Diocese of Luni (to which the region has given its name) that dominated a vast territory from the Val di Magra, in the Val di Vara, in the Garfagnana and the Gulf of Spezia. Today Lunigiana in Tuscany can be found in the countries of the upper and middle course of the Magra and Liguria in the towns on the left bank of the river Magra.
The Magra Valley follows the border between Liguria and Tuscany and, because of its location, is served by a major motorway and rail networks as well as a fully equipped tourist airport in Luni. The Magra Valley, the heart of the historical region called Lunigiana, looks like a large amphitheater. The castles of Lunigiana silver, with good fishing and even swimming. This is an ancient land, crossed by the great routes medieval Sigerico passed through these parts in 994 along the Via Francigena, which in Val di Magra coincided with the journey to St. James of Compostela and from which came off the road leading of the Holy Face Lucca.