Avenza Castle

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Built in the first half of the XIVth century at the crossroads of the old Aemilia Scauri way linking Pisa to Genoa and of the Francigene way, which the Pilgrims followed to go to Rome, this castle was very important strategically, both on economical and military levels. In the XVIth century, the Malaspinas ordered the modernisation and transformation of the castle into a seigneurial residence.