Back to the province of Massa Carrara

Mulazzo

Copyright Wikipedia
The town of Mulazzo

Mulazzo (ZIP code 54026) is 57,5 kilometers far from Massa-Carrara, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Mulazzo has a population of 2.564 inhabitants (Mulazzesi) and a surface of 62,54 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 41,00 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 351 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Via Liberazione 10, phone ++39 0187 - 43901, fax ++39 0187 - 437756: the E-Mail address is comune.mulazzo@lunigiana.ms.it.

Population: The municipality of Mulazzo had a popolation of 2.632 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 2.564 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of -2,58% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 1.195 families with an average of 2,15 people per family.

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 86 and 1.142 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 1.056 metres.

Copyright Wikipedia
The town of Mulazzo

Work and workers:There are 31 industrial firms employing 197 people that are the 40,70% of the total of the workers. There are 55 service firms employing 98 people that are the 20,25% of the total of the workers. There are also 49 firms employing 121 people that are the 25% of the total of the workers. There are also 15 administrative offices emplying 68 workers that are the 14,05% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 484 workers, that are the 18,88% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Mulazzo rises along the valley of the Mangiola torrent, in the high Lunigiana area.

The local economy is mainly based on the production of vegetables, fruits, olives, chestnuts, and especially on the vine production and on the breeding of swines and bovines.

The place name probably comes from the Latin proper name of person "Munatius".

The village of Mulazzo was founded during the Early Middle Ages by the Byzantines, who, taking in account its strategic geographical position along a valley surrounded by mountain chains, moved there in order to escape from the Barbaric invasions.

Copyright Wikipedia
The castlel of Gavedo

Around the VI-th century A. C. the territory was conquered by the Longbards who later sold it to the Count Obizzo Malaspina, Lord of Massa, whose family dominated the village for a long.

At the beginning of the XI-th century the village of Mulazzo annexed to its territory the close village of Zeri, depending this latter from Mulazzo up to the next century.

During the XIV-th century the famous poet Dante Alighieri went to Mulazzo to visit Franceschino Malaspina, having this latter invited the poet in order to put to end an existing controversy with the Bishops of Luni.

Once the controversy between the Malaspina's family and the Bishops of Luni for the quarrel of the village of Mulazzo ended, the village started to suffer the conflicts existing among the close villages for the property both of the boundaries and of the cultivable lands.

Under the Malaspina's domination the economy of the village was oriented to the rural cultivations and among them the vine production got a great importance.

At the beginning of the XIX-th century the Malaspina's domination was interrupted by the invasione of the territory operated by the French army leaded by Napoleone Bonaparte, who abolished the feudal system and took the control of the territory away from the Malaspina's family.

Copyright Wikipedia
Borgo Lusuolo

After the Napoleonic domination Mulazzo was annexed to the Tuscan Grand Dukedom, under the Lorena's domination, remaining there up to the Unity of Italy occurred on 1861 by the action of the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.

Among the most important monuments to see in Mulazzo we point out here the Chiesa di San Martino (Saint Martin Church), the Santuario della Madonna del Monte (Our Lady of the Mount Sanctuary), the remains of the Castle and the Centro Studi "Alessandro Malaspina" ("Alessandro Malaspina" Study Center).

Among the numerous celebrations taking periodically place in Mulazzo we remind here the "Chestnuts Festival" held yearly on November on the occasion of the chestnuts picking. During the celebratrion it is possible to taste fine typical courses based on chestnuts, accompained by the good local wine.