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Trattoria in Pontremoli

Trattoria Pelliccia

This staunchly traditional trattoria, tucked at the end of the centro storico, is an ode to regional cuisine. Start with testaroli della lunigiana al pesto (a type of savoury crepe cut into diamonds, cooked like pas…
Pastries in Pontremoli

Caffè degli Svizzeri

This historic cafe overlooking Pontremoli's central square opened in 1842 and was given an art-nouveau makeover in 1910 that has been lovingly restored. Come here to eat cake – its spongata degli svizzeri (almond ca…
Trattoria in Pontremoli

Trattoria Da Bussè

This Slow Food favourite has been run by the same family since the 1930s, and its original decor is charmingly old world. The regional menu includes torta d'erbe della Lunigiana (herb pie cooked over coals in a cast…
Castle in Pontremoli

Castello del Piagnaro

From central Piazza della Repubblica and adjacent Piazza del Duomo, walk along Via Garibaldi then bear left along Vietata l'Affissione or Sdrucciolo del Castello, two pretty alleys and staircases that stagger uphill…