According local sources the first castle in Montessoro was built in the 13th century. It was acquired by Spinola family in 1330 and the rebuilt the new castle in the early 15th century. The castle was used until 1797 when it was destroyed and abandoned in wars between French and local armies.

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

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Luigi Piunti (14 months ago)
Nice view but there is little left of the castle. Worth a visit to the nearby church and a greeting to the parish priest, an original and nice person
Paola Timossi (19 months ago)
You are immersed in a wonderfully historic and at the same time romantic atmosphere
Magalil Lara (2 years ago)
A nice place
Simone (2 years ago)
A nice discovery. The place is well cared for and with a certain charm, if only for the age of these walls. Overall, between the castle, the view and the good air you breathe in the area, it is definitely a place to visit ... very relaxing.
Alessandro Bisagno (2 years ago)
Spinola Castle right above Montessoro, in a dominant position. There are only ruins that give the idea of ​​what it was in ancient times. I was lucky enough to see it with a splash of snow which, in my opinion, has increased its charm.
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