Torriglia Castle

Torriglia, Italy

Torriglia Castle may have been built around the year 1000. The first document dates from 1153. In 1180 it became a property of Malaspina family and later it was moved to the hands of Fieschi family. In 1392 and 1450 it was besieged. The castle was destroyed in 1799 when during the France invasion. Today it lies in ruins.

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Founded: c. 1000 AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Luca Panghy (2 years ago)
Bellissimo posto per fare passeggiate e pic nic
Giuseppina Celano (2 years ago)
Rimasto poco del castello posizionato in cima al paese Torriglia ma rende l' idea
Freddy Mercury (2 years ago)
Facilmente raggiungibile dal paese di Torriglia è stato di recente messo in sicurezza dal Comune e parzialmente ristrutturato. Attualmente l'ingresso è chiuso ai visitatori ma c'è un varco laterale che ne permette la visita. Peccato che quest'anno non ci siano stati eventi per la valorizzazione di questi antichi resti.
Pawel Piotrowski (2 years ago)
Nothing spectacular
Rex Omoruyi Win (2 years ago)
Very good
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