The building, abandoned in the 70s, was the venue of an ancient inn. Inherited from the grandchildren of the old owners, it is returning to its splendor thanks to the project of recovering both a family asset and a piece of collective memory.
The new B&B "Alla Porta di Sotto" will arise and also a sales point with tasting corner will be open, a place of cultural and gastronomic promotion of Lunigiana.
Alla Porta di Sotto Bed and Breakfast is located in the center of Fivizzano, an ancient village in Lunigiana county in the province of Massa Carrara (Tuscany), all within the Medici walls built by Cosimo de 'Medici in 1540.
The village lies on a green hill where the beautiful Apuan Alps frame the west.
The B&B is inserted in a context of buildings that seem designed by the hand of a same architect, included in the historic center and considered of great artistic and historical value.
The structure is one of the first buildings you meet after passing the arch of the Porta di Sotto (also called Porta Sarzanese) and continuing on reaching Piazza Medicea. Here dominates the elegant fountain built by Cosimo III, one of the many evidences left by the de Medici’s family through palaces, churches and monuments, to let Fivizzano be described by the poet Giosuè Carducci as: "beautiful little corner of Florence".