Visiting Sarzana first of all means following the urban itinerary of “Via Francigena” which from Porta Parma to Porta Romana.
Then via Mazzini, overlooked by the two main religious buildings of the city, “Pieve di Sant’Andrea” and Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, meeting point of the “carobi”, i.e. the intertwining of streets and alleys of the village.
Then Piazza Garibaldi characterized by the simple façade of “Teatro Impavidi” inaugurated in the early 1800s and built where the Dominican church and convent once stood.
Just beyond Porta Romana and outside the walls there is Viale Mazzini at the end of which there is the 19th-century Villa Ollandini.
Outside the walls, on the hill overlooking the city, Fortezza di Sarzanello, with its very regular structure built starting from 1493.
In addition to cultural tourism, which also involves the peripheral hamlets, Sarzana area also reserves the possibility of enjoying the vicinity of the sea, with the hamlet of Marinella di Sarzana, home to numerous bathing establishments. It is a sandy coast of about 3 kilometers, along which free beaches and state concessions alternate. Sarzana coast is known, and appreciated, both for its relative ease of access and for its proximity to the major urban centers of the area.