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Castello del Piagnaro, Pontremoli

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Castle History Museum
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Reviews
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  • Well worth the visit. We went at about 4pm, had an unhurried and fascinating visit with the guard courteously waiting until we had finished looking around before closing up. Good souvenir shop, great ...  more »
  • Access to the castle seems to be joint with the Stele museum, but at E5 each we didn't mind! Good views but that's about all really, would have appreciated the opportunity for gelato or drinks there b...  more »
  • We walked up to the castle called the 'castello del piagnaro' as we were told that in the museum there are the statues which are called ' Statue Stele'we believe that they are unique in the world and ...  more »
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  • The Castle dominates the town and Pontremoli, very nice, offering glimpses of the surrounding Apennines. Houses the museo delle statue stele, very interesting and well equipped hotel which is well worth a visit. Welcome to the Museum very friendly. We should also mention the possibility of staying at the Castle, which serves as a guest house for pilgrims travelling along the via francigena.
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  • The most important building of the Piagnaro Castle Pontremoli, so named for the fact that the roofs of the surrounding houses and the castle itself are covered with crying, sandstone slabs arranged in layers. The Castle houses the Museum of statues – Stele, the historical symbol par excellence of the Lunigiana: prehistoric stone monuments that were created over a long period of time ranging from the 3rd millennium BC to the 6th century BC. The Castle originated as a military and remained so until 1790, when the Grand Duke of Tuscany Pietro Leopoldo gave the community the last Cannon which protected the ramparts because with the bronze was built a Bell of the civic Tower. For centuries it was the central point of the defense of the walled town of Pontremoli, exerting control on the Via Francigena.
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  • Statues, symbols and religious rites by men and women of the copper: exciting! Very well made video.
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  • A beautiful castle which dominates over Pontremoli! We could stay there for one night at a modest price and visit this beautiful city!
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  • From the Castle you can enjoy a beautiful view over Pontremoli also houses the Museum of stele statues of Lunigiana, the oldest dating to the fourth millennium BC.
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