Fortezza Firmafede

Sarzana, Italy

In 963 AD Emperor Otto I granted to Adalberto Bishop of Luni ownership of the castrum Sarzanae, a fortified village where today the fortress of Sarzanello is located.

Cittadella or Fortezza Firmafede was the first fortress in the city built in 1249. It was destroyed by the Firenze army led by Lorenzo de Medici in 1487 and rebuilt after the war by Medici. It was reconquered by Genoa Republic in 1494.

Today the massive square form building is used as a venue for culture events and exhibitions.


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Founded: 1487
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Pat Case (9 months ago)
Beautifully restored and kept! Worth the visit
Ma Ki (11 months ago)
Sarzana very beautiful
Georgi Bozhinov (12 months ago)
Nice place
Gianmaria Griglio (18 months ago)
It's quite a quick visit. It looks impressive for the small town it is built in, but there's not much to visit. Beware of the visit times or you'll just see the outside walls.
Scott Corwin (2 years ago)
Great interactive museum that tells about the fortress, medieval life, and local history. More then we expected...could have enjoyed another hour exploring the architecture and the displays.
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