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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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The key to the City

We traveled up the mountain to this secluded city. The castle made the trip totally worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Copley, Ohio
Well worth a visit

Its a bit of drive to get there but the town has real medieval feel to it and the views are amazing.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Troon, United Kingdom
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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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1 week ago
“The key to the City”
3 weeks ago
“Well worth a visit”
Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled up the mountain to this secluded city. The castle made the trip totally worth the effort getting there. I would definitely encourage you to make the trip to this city...

Thank VinMan4507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a bit of drive to get there but the town has real medieval feel to it and the views are amazing.

Thank Balkandave2014
Reviewed July 7, 2016

It's a hair-raising drive up in to the hills, but such a great reward at the end! The castle is completely authentic, and nearly tourist-free. We took the "Italian only" tour, but were so gratified that the guide did his best to help us understand...More

Thank caposmith
Reviewed June 21, 2016

We went on a Friday in mid-June as a day trip from the Tuscan beaches after reading several of the reviews on here. We also made sure to check the website for the castle tour times. Despite checking the website, we found when we arrived...More

1  Thank Isolde S
Reviewed November 24, 2015

It is a magnificent sight as you drive towards it, especially if you approach from Giucano where I was staying. If you come from the other side of the town you will pass under the fort without seeing it. It hangs on the end of...More

Thank Nat P
Reviewed September 21, 2015

was a dark day full of clouds and wind. After a real heavy thunderstorm we decide to visit the castle, a group of 15 people between Greeks and English. the location is impressive, the story and the legend amazing. The guide very good and useful,...More

Thank Alessio T
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We actually stayed in the B&B rooms of this working castle/museum and it was fabulous. Views, history, village below. Ability to have free run of the castle with keys to unlock doors etc.... We explored at night with torches. Very very special

Thank Roesmetravel E
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This was our second time here. The last time we did not have a tour of the castle but we did this time. It was very interesting and very informative. Go but make sure you can take the tour. Glad we came back.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed August 6, 2015

The view from the castle is amazing, we passed through a winding road from Sarzana. Castle still kept in it's natural ambient.

Thank robvel
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Castello Malaspina is accessed via a very winding, narrow road from Sarzana, Italy. Take care when using this road. The castle is unspoiled and provides a breathtaking view towards the coast that leads to Cinque Terre. This castle is in a region that probably has...More

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