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Castello Malaspina di Fosdinovo

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Medieval castle

No crowd of tourists, well preserved, interesting tour, nice view on Cinque Terre. Check their... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Lots of History

What an amazing castle that we had the privilege of staying in for 2 nights. The castle has an... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Keighley, United Kingdom
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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...more
Via Papiriana 2, 54035, Fosdinovo, Italy
+39 0187 68891
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

No crowd of tourists, well preserved, interesting tour, nice view on Cinque Terre. Check their website for tour hours, not to arrive at the closed gate

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vincenzo C
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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank reneD94
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank 564denisa_
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...

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank vincentfF5687HZ
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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Balkandave2014
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank caposmith
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

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Isolde S
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