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“Enchantment of a True Castello!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo
Papiriana, 2, 54035 Massa, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Massa
Type: Castles
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Owner description: The Castle, a feud of the branches of the Malaspina del Ramo Fiorito holdings from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century, is of great importance historically, and above all, architecturally. The construction of the massive fortress, which merges with the underlying sandstone rock so the whole structure seems carved in stone, began in the second half of the twelfth century.
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“Enchantment of a True Castello!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Staying at this B&B was a highlight of our five week tour of western Europe. The accommodations were lovely and true to the castle aesthetic. I cannot say enough about the owners or manager! Even in the midst of distinguished guests, I felt a genuine concern for our personal comfort. If you go, make certain you treat yourself to a sunset apertif. The views were breathtaking and the fare was very, very good. All the peace and magic of such a place is had at the price of some convenience if you are not bringing a car, however. There is only one true restaraunt in Fosdinovo (though excellent and reasonably priced), and the buses are sporadic and do not run on Sundays. But please do not let this stop you! We managed well without one and took a day trip by train to Pisa. Overall, this is a wonderful escape to northwestern Tuscany that I would repeat in a heartbeat!

Visited July 2012
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“A suggestion for a different holiday in Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2008

Last week I have visited the Fosdinovo Castle near the village of Sarzana. I found the property amazing and full of history (Dante wrote some chapters of his masterpiece in this castle). I have been told that in summer time, when the weather is not too cold, there is a sort of B&B service. Since the place has been up to now only a summer residence of the noble family there is an atmosphere of home and not hotel. For me this is very important!

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