Cremolino Castle

Cremolino, Italy

Cremolino was the main feud of the Monferrato branch of the Malaspina marquises, lords of the Lunigiana. The castle was built in the late 13th century, around a tower that dates from the year 1000, by Tommaso Malaspina, who inherited the estate from his mother Agnese, the last heir of the Aleramici Del Bosco marquises.

When the Malaspina line of Cremolino died out at the end of the 15th century, the castle was enfeoffed by the Marquis of Monferrato to the Sauli and Centurione families from Genoa, and from the mid-16th century to the Dorias. At the end of the 18th century it passed by marriage from them to the Serra marquises of Genoa.

Thanks partly to its triple band of walls, the castle was never conquered and as a result its medieval character, with the drawbridge, 14th-century tower and mighty 15th-century keep, has been preserved intact. The bastions of this medieval fortress look out over one of the most beautiful views of the Alto Monferrato and the Alps. The owners live permanently in the castle, which is surrounded by a 19th-century park of tall trees, boxwood topiary, roses, hydrangeas and fish ponds full of water-lilies.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.castellipiemontesi.it

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eliana p (3 years ago)
Beautiful and charming. Too bad to see it only from the outside
lacoste sandra (3 years ago)
What a joy to visit the city the ramparts of the castle. Spectacular view
Orietta Chiarelli (3 years ago)
Private residence in a dominant position. Fantastic furniture and super attention to detail.
rossella chiri (5 years ago)
Private castle that cannot be visited despite it is beautiful at least from the outside. Such a pity
Gian Marco Fusaro (5 years ago)
The castle looks nice, but we were chased away by the guardian even before we saw the front door. Tourism Level MIDDLE AGES.
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