Madrignano Castle



Like Calice al Cornoviglio Castle, Madrignano Castle was granted to Obizzo Malaspina by Federico Barbarossa in 1164. Destroyed during the XVth century, the castle was rebuilt by Corrado Malaspina, who turned it into one of the most beautiful and best protected castles in Lunigiane. At the beginning of  the XVIIIth century, the franco-Spanish troops besieged this castle, which sheltered the marquess of Mulazzo, Carlo Maria Malaspina, who had remained faithful to the Empire and refused to take an oath of allegiance to King Philip V of Spain. The castle was besieged and conquered, and the battlements were destroyed.