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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robyro49 . (8 months ago)
Bellissimo posto con vista incantevole su tutta la val Spinti. Adatto per brevi e rilassanti passeggiate.
alessio campiti (9 months ago)
Sopra l'abitato di Montessoro, castello spettacolare
Claudio Bernardini (13 months ago)
Sarebbe una bella opportunità per Montessoro ed il comune di Isola del Cantone, purtroppo dopo una parziale ristrutturazione , i lavori si sono fermati ed la parte dell' anfiteatro non è agibile per fare feste od organizzare eventi.Un'occasione mancata per tutta la comunità...
Artemisia (15 months ago)
Il Castello di Montessoro ,feudo della famiglia Spinola , era una antica fortificazione e dimora nobiliare del XIV secolo . Si trova appena sopra il borgo di Montessoro in posizione strategica come appunto era la sua funzione di dominio sulla Valle sottostante. È stata oggetto di restauri recenti e, pur rimanendo l'aspetto d' insieme di soli ruderi, è comunque un posto suggestivo che merita certamente una sosta.
loredana grubessich (2 years ago)
Molto suggestivo. Mi dicono i locali che è stato restaurato con i fondi della comunità europea. Vediamo di metterli a frutto, che - al momento non risulta fruibile. Ma perché?
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