Borgo Fornari Castle

Ronco Scrivia, Italy

Castle of Ronco Scrivia was built in the 11th-12th centuries and was a former noble residence of the Spinola. Today only a few fragments remain of the original medieval fortress.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Artemisia (2 years ago)
The Borgofornari Castle, built as a defensive building to protect the village and the communication routes, cannot be defined today as a castle. The ruins of the walls and a semi-circular tower are visible, perhaps the only best preserved part. The interior is an open space where with a lot of imagination and with the help of the guided tour, you can fantasize about what a very distant time must have been. Built in the twelfth century at the behest of the Fornari family (from which the town's name derives), it later passed to the Spinola Lordship. Subject of contention with the noble Doria family, it returned to the Spinola family who abandoned it in the 17th century. It can be reached from the village along an alley "Rian-na" and through a suggestive wood.
Edy Trigona (2 years ago)
Fantastic experience by the Borgo Fornari proloco with the participation of the astronomical observatory of Genoa. Lesson on the stars and comets by scrutinizing the sky with the astronomical telescope and other instruments brought for the occasion. Optimal
Andrea Rossi (2 years ago)
m c (2 years ago)
ruins heavily remodeled and freely visited only in the external perimeter. On the path several flying electric cables make a bad show of how much approximation there can be in creating a lighting system. Parking nearby and about 15 minutes to reach the ruins. can be visited entirely only on Sundays with a guided tour and for a fee.
Marian Constantin (2 years ago)
It is an old castle with a beautiful landscape
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