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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Louis Zereik (7 months ago)
Ne rimangono i ruderi, ma in posizione da cui si gode di una bella vista.
Emanon Zhao (11 months ago)
Оксана Кучмаева (12 months ago)
Красивое место, живописный под'ем. Тишина. Замок, видимо, имеет бурную историю, видна кладка разных периодов. Если хотите точно попасть внутрь - площадь внутри замка - стоит уточнить часы и дни работы на сайте.
Nicolò Scialfa (14 months ago)
Un tempo era casa mia. Infatti, prima che venissi condannato vivevo lì.
Theo Zwart (2 years ago)
Nice place to visit for a few minutes. Going there is not so easy: you have to climb a steep, almost hidden path.
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