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montemagno castle

Via S. G. Bosco 1
Montemagno, Piemonte, ITALY

Category: Villa&Castle

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The road that climbs from Camaiore to Montemagno through the spectacular Freddana valley allows some magnificent views. Montemagno is a small, pretty village gathered around a church on the road to Lucca. A castle was built here in the Middle Ages and represents a good example for the Camaiore region of what was at the same time an aristocratic residence and a refuge in times of siege. Its outstanding position gave the castle control over the portion of the via francigena connecting Lucca with the Versilia Plain. We don¿t now exactly when the castle was erected; however, documents
From the archives mention it as early as 1099.
Excavation probes suggest that the palace stood at the top, where only the remains of some outer walls can be seen.

state of conservation:
The remains of the castle can be seen on a hillock above Montemagno and have been restored by the owner. Part of the walls and the façade of the church consecrated to S. Bartolomeo are preserved.


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