Castello Malaspina Malgrate, Villafranca in Lunigiana

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Castello Malaspina Malgrate is located in Villafranca in Lunigiana. To visit Castello Malaspina Malgrate on your holiday in Villafranca in Lunigiana, and find out what else Villafranca in Lunigiana has to offer, use our Villafranca in Lunigiana vacation route planner.
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  • Although the castle was closed, we could see the whole, really authentic and placed at the side of an ancient medieval village from which, if left archers and Crossbowmen, nobody would be surprised by their presence
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  • Perched on a hill that enhances its strategic position of complete control, even on major roads coming from the Apennines, the Cisa and the Garfagnana, the impressive Malaspina Castle of Malgrate with its characteristic round tower dominates the Valley of the river for centuries Bagnone, a tributary of the Lean this fortification with a formidable cylindrical donjon was developed in 1275, but its origin is undoubtedly much older and from then on his slender Tower 25 metres high, waved the banner of Marquis Malaspina, becoming increasingly greater importance over time and becoming in 1351 independent fief and residence of the feudal Lord. For centuries was the center of military events of Lunigiana undergoing repeated destruction and today, after several major restorations, presents itself to visitors as a classic medieval fortress with curtain wall, trapezoid-shaped, with Guelph battlements and walls projecting corner towers, loopholes, escarpments, walkway and Central keep. While devoid of furniture inside, the visit is leaving anyway.
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  • We visited the Castle of Malgrate in August: beautiful and magical. Council to inspect it to all who are in the area
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  • One of the most beautiful Castles in Tuscany with a spectacular view on the whole valley!
  • Not a castle expert but this place was beautiful, went there for a friend's wedding. the views were awesome, you can also spend the night there, but no A/C! breakfast in the morning overlooking the village fit for kings.
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  • Amazingly beautiful place to stay near Cinque Terre. Fantastic hosts. It's magic!
  • The Malaspina Castle is located in Fosdinovo in Lunigiana, and is one of the best preserved manor houses in Tuscany: the origin of the current construction it can be dated accurately, certainly existed as advocacy already before 1200. Sure to Spinetta Malaspina the great and her grandson Convict you must attribute the construction of the most important part of the Castle. The fame of this construction is due to the presence of a ghost who would be at night for rooms: it would be the marchesina Bianca Maria Aloisia Malaspina, who in 15 years is madly about a young stable boy. Nothing earned him the advice, the exhortations and threats by family members to put an end to this affair. After an escape from the convent of Santa Croce del Corvo and refusal to marry the noble imposed by parents, relatives did not remain that try to suppress the scandal, killing the young groom and Bianca Maria. Legend has it that Bianca Maria was bricked together with his dog (symbol of fidelity to the guy loved) and wild boar (a symbol of rebellion against the will of the parents): since it seems that wander into the castle to let everyone know about his sad story.
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