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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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A truly special experience for Italian and foreign visitors alike,

I visited Castello Malaspina, as part of my personal plan to discover the lesser known cultural... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Vincenzo C
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Laurentides, Quebec, Canada
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 20 August 2017
reneD94
,
Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
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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
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I visited Castello Malaspina, as part of my personal plan to discover the lesser known cultural gems of Italy. I vaguely had scholastic reminiscences of Dante's friendship with the Malaspina familiy. What surprised me most is the vibe of positive cultural energy of the guided...More

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Reviewed 20 August 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

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Reviewed 18 July 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

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Reviewed 12 June 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...

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Its a bit of drive to get there but the town has real medieval feel to it and the views are amazing.

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Reviewed 7 July 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

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Reviewed 21 June 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
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Reviewed 24 November 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
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Reviewed 21 September 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
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Reviewed 9 September 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

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