The seaward end of the Magra Valley, which accounts for a large proportion of the historic Lunigiana area, blends a splendid hill and mountain scenery with the sandy beaches of the coast. This valley, traversed by the lower reaches of the River Magra, contains the ancient towns and villages of Vezzano, Arcola, Trebbiano, Ameglia, Castelnuovo Magra and Nicola, which is the main town apart from Sarzana. The old pilgrim trail of the Via Francigena and its variant paths run through the valley. Apart from its cultural and natural offerings, it also includes fine tourist attractions including the wonderful beaches of the Ligurian Riviera, Punta Corvo, Punta Bianca, Fiumaretta and Marinella di Sarzana. The archaeological site at Luni, once a Roman city and river port dating from the 2nd century, is of major importance.