Trebiano Castle was documented first in 963 AD. It was built on a roughly square form with four corner towers.

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Founded: 10th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Aldo Carneade (40 days ago)
Salendo per tutte le vie del borgo, che è molto bello, si arriva fino al Castello che un tempo era una fortificazione difensiva. Peccato che ormai sia in condizioni pessime. Siamo però riusciti a salire fino in cima, perché l'erba era tagliata. Bellissimo il panorama!
Maria Lipani (9 months ago)
It is a magical place
Gavin Hudson (12 months ago)
Lovely spot. Just watch your step!
R C (14 months ago)
The panorama is among the best in all of Liguria (and probably all of Italy). The view sweeps in an incredible way over the whole Val di Magra, over part of the Gulf of Poets and beyond, up to the upper Tuscany. A very pleasant discovery from this point of view. The historical value of the castle is also commendable and reaching it is very simple. However, it does not go beyond 3 stars because it is inexplicably left in a shameful state of neglect, which for such a worthy property is a mortal sin. For this reason, the structure is not even safe (be very careful if you climb the castle walls). Too bad, because redeveloped and better enhanced it would easily deserve 5 stars. Visit it, carefully, but above all, make some improvements!
Renato (21 months ago)
Castello è un rudere. Da 5 stelle il panorama
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