Among the must-see sites in the city center are the imposing Palazzo Ducale (or Palazzo Rosso) in Piazza degli Aranci, and the Diocesan Museum - housed in the "Palazzino dei Cadetti" - built at the end of the sixteenth century by Alberico I Cybo Malaspina. Here, you can admire works that represent the artistic and religious history of the city, including a triptych by Bernardino del Castelletto, the crowning jewel of the Cathedral, and other expressions of popular devotion by artists such as Jacopo della Quercia and Felice Palma.
Don't miss the Cathedral of the Saints Peter and Francis, built upon the request of the Marquis Jacopo Malaspina in the mid-fifteenth century.
Lovers of modern and contemporary architecture can admire the church of San Sebastiano, continuing on to visit the Guglielmi Theater, built in 1880 and the historic Church of the Misericordia, built in 1629. Finally, you will find the Malaspina Castle, a real fortress from which you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city, the Apuan Alps and the Riviera.