Sorli Castle was built in the 12th century, maybe on the site of 6th century fort. Today it is ruined, the tower and some walls partially exists.


Your name


Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Mattia Torre (6 months ago)
giancarlo paparella (10 months ago)
Sorli Castle is a ruined castle that dates back to the 12th century. It is located in the Sorli hamlet near Garbagna in the municipality of Borghetto di Borbera, in the province of Alessandria, at a height of 661 meters.
Francesco Davini (2 years ago)
Absolutely fascinating place half an hour by foot from the road. Not suitable for children due to the presence of precipices. A few more explanatory signs would not hurt, but with the resources of a small municipality it is already a lot that there are a couple of them ...
Valeria (2 years ago)
You can get there with a fairly simple and well-marked path, which from the village crosses a small wood (wonderful in autumn). Today the very high fog made it impossible to see the valley below, but the ruins of the castle are really impressive.
Fabio Giorgi (4 years ago)
Beautiful viewpoint in the woods between the Val Borbera and the Tortona hills
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls

The Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls was part of the federal sanctuary of the three Gauls dedicated to the cult of Rome and Augustus celebrated by the 60 Gallic tribes when they gathered at Lugdunum (Lyon). The amphitheatre was built at the foot of the La Croix-Rousse hill at what was then the confluence of the Rhône and Saône.

Excavations have revealed a basement of three elliptical walls linked by cross-walls and a channel surrounding the oval central arena. The arena was slightly sloped, with the building"s south part supported by a now-vanished vault. The arena"s dimensions are 67,6m by 42m. This phase of the amphitheatre housed games which accompanied the imperial cult, with its low capacity (1,800 seats) being enough for delegations from the 60 Gallic tribes.

The amphitheatre was expanded at the start of the 2nd century. Two galleries were added around the old amphitheatre, raising its width from 25 metres to 105 metres and its capacity to about 20,000 seats. In so doing it made it a building open to the whole population of Lugdunum and its environs.