Fivizzano is located in northern Tuscany, in the region called "la Lunigiana," a less touristed part of rural Tuscany in the Appenine mountains.
Our Fivizzano map shows Fivizzano attractions like the Medici fountain and the Museum of Printing (Museo della Stampa). You might have to zoom in to the map using the controls on the left to see the markers. Mouse over the markers to see what they represent.
Fivizzano is a pleasant walled city with a famous Medici fountain in its main Piazza. The town is linked to early printing presses, and houses a printing museum, the Museo della Stampa in a large palazzo that makes a very interesting visit. The museum is marked on the map.
Market day in Fivizzano is Tuesday; the morning offers an open air market spread around the Medici fountain in the center of town.
Recommended Place to Stay in Fivizzano
Ostello degli Agostiniani - the Augustinian hostel is inexpensive and a historical place as well. It's central to the village of Fivizzano.
Museo della Stampa - Jacopo da Fivizzano started printing books between 1470 and 1474, and the history of printing is told in this palazzo. Not only that, but fellow citizen Agostino Fantoni created the first type-writing machine and began to study carbon paper here. It makes a very interesting visit for a mere €5, you'll even get to see the living spaces in the villa. For a taste of this museum, see our blog post: Mussolini's Typewriter.
Medici Fountain - the baroque fountain was dontated by Cosimo de Medici III in 1683, a detail view of which is shown below.
For planning a vacation in this non-touristy region, see the following resources:
Fivizzano is an interesting stop in the Lunigiana for the attractions you'll see on the map.
Just outside the city is a quite spectacular castle and borgo called Verucula. It is perhaps the most charming of such small hilltowns. Zoom out the map to have a look. Verucula is to the east of Fivizzano.