Senarega Castle

Senarega, Italy

Senarega Castle was built in the 12th century by the Senarega family. It had originally a tower, to which the lower block was added during the 15th century, highlighting the simple square shape of the whole block.

On the ground floor there is a large fireplace for heating the room, while on the upper floor there would have been a wooden oven for cooking food, and from here the tower could also be accessed. In addition, the building contained various rooms used as storerooms and cellars and stories of secret passages that connected the castle to the church of Santa Maria Assunta have been handed down.

The village and castle were acquired from the Senarega family by the Fieschi family in 1685, and were then sought after by Genoa in the 18th century, but they remained in the hands of the Counts of Lavagna until the imperial funds were suppressed by Napoleon Bonaparte.



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


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Marina Marina (13 months ago)
It's a special experience 30 years ago. I the last time I was there will be 1987 88 but I see that it has been distorted it will be more modern but it was better before and the local priest? Is he still alive? If it would be nice to know his 5 star rating x the memories that bind me
Chiara Saffioti (13 months ago)
Enchanting village
Sigrun Weber (2 years ago)
Ein wunderschöner Ort, komfortable Zimmer in einem alten Castello sehr gutes Essen, Pasta, Brot etc. selbst gemacht, lecker! Sehr sympatische Wirte, Super Service. Sehr zu empfehlen, Man kann schöne Wanderungen und Mountainbiketouren machen
Luciana Ferrarese (2 years ago)
sergio revello (3 years ago)
Beautiful conservative restoration of an ancient noble residence, used as an Excursion Refuge. The Castle is inserted in a medieval village, near a trattoria that cooks quality local products. The whole is worth a visit
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