Tresana Castle


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Tresana Castle was erected at the beginning of the XVIth century, over an ancient medieval structure probably dating back to the Lombard period and granted to Obizzo Malaspina in 1164 by Federico Barbarossa, a short time before the independence of the fief (1565). Guglielmo, the first marquess of this fief become independent in 1565, got from the emperor the right to mint coins, a rare privilege only owned by the marquesses of Fosdinovo and the Cybo-Malaspinas at that time. The castle became a seigneurial residence before the franco-Spanish troops occupied it at the beginning of the XVIIIth century.