It is said that, once, in Podenzana, those who wanted to do penance arrived from everywhere in the district, carrying a stone on their back and then had to follow a long section of a path on their knees. It is also said that the Virgin Mary (Madonna) appeared here, on a chestnut tree, kept behind the altar. Podenzana is famous in the whole world especially for its “panigaccio”, old azyme bread cooked in the embers of fire places inside terra cotta plates called “testi”, designed by local artisans, placed on top of the other. To be visited: the district of Montedivalli where it is possibile to see the Romanesque church of Saint Andrea.

Region Tuscany
Zone Lunigiana
Area Podenzana
ZIP CODE 54010
District Massa-Carrara
Surface 17,1 km²
Inhabitants 2 188
Hamlets Montedivalli
GPS 44°12′N 9°57′E

Useful Number

Emergency Tel. 118
Sea Emergency Tel. 1530
Emergency medical Service Tel. 118
Police Tel. 113
Carabinieri Tel. 112
Fire Fighters Tel. 115
Police Tel. 113

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