The Via Francigena is an ancient route of pilgrimmage from Canterbury to Rome. It passes right through the Magra valley and is well signed throughout. The main website may be found here. The stages involved are 22-25, details of which may be obtained from the following web sites:
Tappa 22: Cisa Pass to Pontremoli
Tappa 23: Pontremoli to Aulla
Tappa 24: Aulla to Sarzana
Tappa 25: Sarzana to Massa
Tracks for a GPS unit may been downloaded from here. Detailed maps may be found on Bruno Romiti’s web site. There are also useful Apps for both iPhones and Android. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store respectively.
Somewhat confusingly, there are three route variations in the Magra valley – for pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles – so it is important to take note of the symbols on the VF signs.