Treschietto Castle


 

The castle was the centre of a Malaspinian fief from 1351, after the division of Filattiera. Giovanni,    the first marquess, transferred his residence from Vico to Treschietto, and he decided to have battlements erected. The marquesses lived in this castle until the beginning of the XVIIIth century, when Ferdinando Malaspino, who had no descendants, left his estate and his properties to Cosimo III of Tuscany. A local legend says the castle to be haunted by the ghost of Gasparo Malaspina, called “Il Mostro” (“The Monster”), who spent most of his time chasing after the young females of his fief.