Terrarossa Castle


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The castle was built in the XVIth century on an ancient medieval fortification which overlooked the Magra, alongside the road used for the transportation of the troops and the control of the exchanges between Parma and Sarzane. Built by Fabrizio Malaspina, son of the marquess of Bastia, this castle became the marquesses' residence when Terrarossa left the fief of Filattiera in 1628. Bernabo, the second marquess, refurbished it. For some people, this castle is Christopher Columbus' birthplace, as stated on the navigator's deathstone: Christophorus Columbus of Terra Rubra.