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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo
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London
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259 reviews
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“A unique experience...”
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Lovely old age castle ( are there any new age?) with large grounds and maginficent veiws from every room. The terraces for a sun downer drink at the end of the day touring the countryside are a must. Sit back and enjoy the views as the sun sets behind you. The room we stayed in was very large and the views from it truly superb. You can wander through the castle at any stage but best when teh crowds have left for the day. Dinner across the road at the Nigo Perigo (sp?) restaurant was an added benefit. The ony downside we found was a cold bathroom, very basic shower unit that took the hot water an eternity to heat up and ridiculously thin bathroom towels. Irene who greeted us is a wonderful asset to the business and was very cheerful, spoke good English (althought my wife speaks very good italian) and was full of suggestions to do and see sights. The breakfast is basic, but the views from the breakfast room make up for it. And then some more.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Garland, Texas
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in this amazing castle nearly 3 years ago. We found info on the B&B on an episode of Ghost Hunters International. I established contact via email with Pietro, and was thrilled to be able to make reservations at the castle during our 2-week driving trip through Italy! The rate was very modest, given the unique opportunity to stay overnight in a 1,000-year old castle!

Upon arrival, Pietro greeted us with open arms and assisted us with our over-packed American luggage to our beautiful room with stunning views of the courtyard, hillside, and the meditteranean sea in the distance. Pietro was very charming, and spent an hour with us touring his incredible castle, explaining that it has been in his family about 700 years!

He literally gave us "keys to the castle" and told us to feel free to wander throughout the castle, including the dungeon and along the upper walls.

A lovely breakfast was served daily in a cozy room with beautiful views. We returned to that room several times late at night to play cards and drink a little Italian beer.

Pietro suggested that we take a day trip to the neighboring town of Carerra, which is world-famous for its incredible marble. We took his suggestion and drove to Carerra, and took a jeep hardhat tour 600 feet into the center of a marble mine shaft.

We hope to travel back to visit Pietro and his wonderful family again sometime soon!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and I have stayed one night in the castle on our travel along Italy from Genoa to Florence. The stay was planned ahead of time, but when we came over, it is exceeded all our expectations. It is an actual castle where you can feel the history of this place being a castle from 12 century. Castle is open for public access and various excursions during a day, which are unfortunately offered only in Italian. Malaspin's family still owns this castle and resides there by maintaining the place as unique as it can be. The family decided to open nine rooms in the castle for B&B services, where rooms can be booked via booking.com. Be aware that the place is not made for luxury, and if you do not enjoy without conditioner and TV, then do not go there as you will not find these features offered. Although the place has all other features for a comfortable stay including fully equipped bathrooms and great breakfast based on all local products. As a tip, ask for a bottle of wine from their cellar and snacks (ham, cheese and bread) they offer to enjoy a sunset view from the terrace located on the top of a former watchover tower. You will enjoy a view of Mediterranean Sea and Alps; watch how small town attached to the castle is getting to sleep listening bells on two local churches. We have spent unforgettable night in this place and highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

...in the best way possible. If you have an imagination and a romantic bone, then Castello Malaspina is a place to feed both. An absolutely extraordinary medieval castle retained exactly as you imagine it, was and exactly how it should still be. Breathtaking stuff. Sipping Prosecco and watching the sun set from the ramparts with views to the mountains in one direction and across to the sea in the other is pretty much as good as it gets. The company wasn't bad either. Our room was huge and beautiful, breakfast hearty and delicious. As for our hosts, Pietro is charming and incisive, the staff were super friendly and helpful, and I had to think twice about not stealing the dog. And the tortoises. And the keys. I hope to return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Absolutely great !!! Great castle, great location, great accommodation, great restaurant just next door, great manager (Ms Baratta is a perfect lady), great cakes at breakfast, great dog :), a lot of culture (if you want), great old village, everybody so kind!!! Just a little effort requested (they will never tell you, they are too kind to do it, it’s just my personal advice, suggestion): please be discreet, delicate, they are so kind, they give access to many parts of the castle, but not all and it’s just normal because a family lives there. So I would suggest you ask which parts are accessible, when you arrive, and sometimes you will find the notice “privato” = “private” on some doors, so you just need to check, before you enter. We absolutely loved our stay and certainly will come back!!!! Thank you so much, we felt so welcome!!! Fede and Paul

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

the most amazing place ever visited.we could never thought that u can live and sleep in a real medieval castle.amazing place and view in a small picturesque village and countryside,staff and owner friendly and helpful.we really feel greatfull to the owner who opens his castle in such a way and affordable prices!it really worths every penny....everyone should visit!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We can't sing the praises of this wonderful place enough. The service and views were fantastic, and at an extremely affordable price - truly extraordinary!
From the rooms and ramparts you can see across the whole area, the mountains and the towns around - which was fantastic at dawn, during the day or at night. As castle-residences go, this is amongst the best we have ever experienced, and is by far the best in the area. The surrounding town of Fosdinovo is lovely, and the staff at the castle were extremely welcoming and warm - having a fresh cake baked each morning for us by the lady of the castle just added to the incredible experience - all we can say is, when can we go back?!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo
Address: Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Massa Carrara > Fosdinovo
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Fosdinovo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, dating back from the second half of the twelfth century, stands to the north of Tuscany between the Alps and the Tyrrhenian coast (Lerici, Cinque Terre, Versilia). Today the Castle is a museum, a cultural center dedicated to the production and diffusion of contemporary arts, a retreat for artists and writers and it hosts inside a small bed and breakfast welcoming and very charming. ... more   less 
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