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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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What an amazing castle that we had the privilege of staying in for 2 nights. The castle has an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jayne H
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Keighley, United Kingdom
Highly recommended!

We received a very nice tour by a new English speaking guide in the castle. There was nobody else... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Trekhaak
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Eindhoven
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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 2 weeks ago

What an amazing castle that we had the privilege of staying in for 2 nights. The castle has an amazing history dating back to 12th century Tours are well worth doing

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We received a very nice tour by a new English speaking guide in the castle. There was nobody else then our family so it was also a private tour. He explained everthing in detail, very much recommended! Also marvelous views from the castle up to...More

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Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank Denisa Š
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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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