Campo Ligure Castle

Campo Ligure, Italy

Campo Ligure castle was built in the 12th or 13th centuries and was damaged and rebuilt in several battles. It was enforced by the Spinola family of Genoa since 1309.

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

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Davide Brustia (2 years ago)
Campo Ligure offers so mucj to experience! Castle, church, art, filigrana, river, hills... Must go and check it out
Bruno Margelli (2 years ago)
Nice castle
sergio bruzzone (2 years ago)
M E R A V I G L I O S O
Christian Chelu (4 years ago)
Nice historic place, but paths around the castle are not maintained. The whole city looks dirty.
Panos Valambous-Koundouras (4 years ago)
Relaxing castle and the wood exhibition at the end OUT of this world!
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