Sarzanello Fortress

Sarzana, Italy

In 963 A.D., 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. It was developed around a village of which only a few houses remain near the fort, while the remaining part was destroyed during the Austrian war of succession.

In 1494, when the castle was given to Charles VIII, it had already started taking on its current shape, with a 60 m-side large triangle with circular corner towers. The main tower and the crowning of the wall curtains were still missing. The current appearance dates mainly from 1502 when the construction was completed.

Today from the fortress of Sarzanello you can enjoy a full and beautiful view of Sarzana.

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Founded: 1494
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.liguriaheritage.it

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IMtrigirl (7 months ago)
One of my favorite places in Sarzana to take photos.
Kirill Lykov (11 months ago)
I simply like fortresses and this one is in good condition. Audio guide exists but was not functioning at the day of my visit
ion drumea (11 months ago)
If you want to go back in time and live a moment of italiana ancient life this is the right place. It is a fortess about the end of 1400, with prison, dark dungeon and rooms redecorate with real period furniture. And if it is not enough there is a splendid 360 degree view of neighboring city countries.
Elisa R. (17 months ago)
Very interesting fortress in great conditions. I advice you to buy an audioguide , so to have many information about it.
Paul Cicatello (2 years ago)
Great hike up there, beautiful
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