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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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Nice view even without the tour.

We went on a sunday afternoon. Without doing the tour you can see the main entrance, a small... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
via mobile
Amazing stay!

Special and unique experience. Never stayed at place like this so I was a little bit scared in the... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2017
Denisa Š
Prague, Czech Republic
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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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Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We went on a sunday afternoon. Without doing the tour you can see the main entrance, a small section of the wall and one room in which some torturing items are displayed. The castle is quiet big and magnificent and in good shape (no clearly...More

Thank reneD94
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Special and unique experience. Never stayed at place like this so I was a little bit scared in the night :D the view from our room and from the tower was just amazing. If you stay there, you have to visit a wonderful restaurant just...More

1  Thank Denisa Š
Reviewed June 12, 2017

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 June 1, 2017

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

1  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
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