Compiano Castle


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Compiano Castle overlooks the Taro river and the Apennin pass, which links Emilia to Tuscany and Liguria. This fortress, which is among the most spectacular ones in Northern Italy, is surrounded by battlements accessible through three gates. Its origin is unknown, but it probably dates back to the Xth century: the northern tower is indeed typical of the Merovingian era. The stronghold belonged very early to the marquesses Guglielmo and Obizzo Malaspina, who passed it to the Viscontis in the XIIth century.