Castiglione's Castle


 

Erected on a strategic location to control the Magra valley, Castiglione Castle dates back to the XIVth century. It was problably built upon the orders of Franceschino I, called “Il Soldatto”, a war captain on behalf of Florence and chief of the House of Castiglione when this fief became independent in 1351. Not so ancient, the battlements probably date back to the XVth century.