Pontremoli still boasts many traces of its past: the Piagnaro
, the numerous medieval bridges, the historical centre, the
churches and the old buildings, where precious Baroque paintings are to be
found. Its theatre is one of the oldest in Italy.
The old village used to be an important business centre and
a meeting point for the first itinerant booksellers; not surprisingly
Pontremoli is the place where the famous 'Bancarella' Literary Award takes
place. Recently the 'Bancarella' Sport Award and the 'Ragazzi
(Youngsters)' Literary Award have been added.
The Piagnaro Castle is home to The Statue Stele Museum.
Pontremoli also represents the ideal place for
gourmets, thanks to its numerous restaurants serving typical