This little town of approximately 4,700 inhabitants was esential for travellers in the Middle Ages as its position on the Via Francigena
made it unavoidable. In those times in this sort of "toll-collecting" town it was difficult to differentiate between tax collectors and thieves.
The town affords an ethnographical museum located in the north of town. This Museo Etnografico della Lunigiana
, situated on Via dell’Antico Molino with a church on one side and a bridge on the other side, occupies the space where long ago there was a working mill