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Fortezza Firmafede, Sarzana

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  • The fortress within Sarzana is a masterpiece of our past history. Marks the transition from the old square conceptions for fighting the cold steel fortresses predisposed to sieges with gunpowder. No sharp edges to avoid the grenades, anti buildings implosions and chimneys to manage forest fires. The route is pleasant (Dungeons and perimeter towers) it doesn't matter if the renovation has been heavy. The make up is more than agreeable. I would add just a few more legend Mecca for history and architecture.
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  • Ciutadella or Firmafede fortress was the first fortifications sarzanese, built initially in 1249 with the city walls, with the help of the Pisani town allies. In 1324 brought many significant changes to Castruccio Castracani and defensive systems, but the complex was destroyed by the Florentines, led by Lorenzo de ' Medici in 1487 while "Serrezzana war". The current Citadel was built on the ruins of earlier by order of the same Lorenzo de ' Medici who availed himself of the work of the best Florentine military architects of the era like Giuliano da Sangallo, Francesco di Giovanni said the Fernandez and Luke of the Goats. In 1494 the Genoese retook possession of Sarzana, thanks to the sale of the same by Charles VIII to the Banco di San Giorgio, and completed the construction of the Citadel. In the last century the complex was used as a prison, and is now used as a venue for cultural events and exhibitions. Consisting of a main building, regular quadrilateral shape, with inside a central keep, is surrounded by an imposing wall of defense system, to which it is put in a wide and deep moat. The main access is via a route that passes through a stone bridge leading to the main door, which opens to a spacious inner courtyard to the main building.
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  • If you go to Sarzana watch the Castle but from outside! The path that they do is a staircase leading to the Tower (no biggie) and the dungeons. The castle is internally redone and used as rooms, and on the other hand in certain spots not treated with dumpsters in plain sight. We feel bad. A fine architectural/historical/archaeological shouldn't be in these conditions.
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  • The citadel is very nice. However, its navigation is extremely confusing due to the complete absence of any signs whatsoever. As a tourist attraction, it's a complete disaster of those who are supposed to manage it.
  • situated atop a Hill but easily accessible from the center of Sarzana in 5 minutes walking distance is the most important building of the walls Sarzanese. Erected in 1249 by Pisa was extensively renovated in 1324 by Castruccio Castracani. Often hosts events and exhibitions.
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  • Visited yesterday afternoon, without a guide is somewhat difficult to immerse themselves fully in the history that you should breathe within these walls. The fortification is impressive although still very much restored and sometimes in the Interior almost rebuilt. Recommend a visit with audioguide only otherwise I'll enjoy it fully! However compared to the nearby fortress of Sarzanello, loses much.
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  • To visit! Especially when there are events. A medieval fortress!
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  • A treasure to explore
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