Villafranca Castle

Moneglia, Italy

Villafranca Castle was built around 1130 and it was heavily altered in 14th and 15th centuries.


Your name


Founded: c. 1130
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

danilo bug (2 years ago)
Beautiful recovery operation of a historic and panoramic site. However, insufficient maintenance and care.
Simone (3 years ago)
Walk of steps leading to the top of the undemanding tower Clean area, let go a bit but still worth a visit Spectacular view of Moneglia and the beach There is a sort of museum and conference rooms but they were closed
Giuliana Adami (3 years ago)
Suggestive .. overlooking the sea!
marcella pogna (3 years ago)
Riparo dalla calura tra le piante e le fortificazioni dove si ha una bella vista del mare..a noi è piaciuto molto
Marko Rodella (3 years ago)
Nice park to visit, if you have some free time, only the building is left with little maintenance, almost abandoned
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.