The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo, known as the residence of the dynasty that for centuries dominated the territory of Lunigiana, is actually a place of legends and mysteries

 
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The ghost of the marquis Carlo Francesco Agostino of Fosdinovo

The ghost of the marquis Carlo Francesco Agostino of Fosdinovo

The Malaspina Castle of Fosdinovo is a fortress dating back to the mid-twelfth century which, with its architectural features and the stories related to this building, it dominates the territory of Lunigiana with a unique charm. From its strategic position in the north of Tuscany, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian coast (Lerici, Cinque Terre, Versilia), you can admire a panorama that extends from the Apuan Alps to the Plain of the River Magra to the sea. On clearer days you can even see the Corsica Isle, the Elba Island, a stretch of Liguria and even a part of the French Alps.

Today, the Castle hosts a museum, a cultural center dedicated to the production and spread of contemporary arts, a residence for artists and writers, and also a small, cozy bed and breakfast. In this Castle the Malaspina dynasty governed the entire territory for centuries, hosting famous characters such as Dante Alighieri, and writers such as Shelley, Byron, Petrarca and Montale fell in love with this marvellous fortress.

The legends that flourish around the characters who centuries ago lived in the castle, made the castle more and more famous. We, the Borghi Magazine editors, wolud like to guide you along this journey of history and mystery telling you every legend, one by one.

We begin our journey with the legend of the phantom of the Marquis Carlo Francesco Agostino, one of the most famous and documented stories of the Castle.
It is reported that, shortly after the death of the Marquis Carlo Francesco Agostino Malaspina, his two sons Gabriele and Azzolino, while walking along the streets of Canipola, saw a person dressed with bedroom clothing in front of the window, just as Marquis Carlo used to do. As they approached the figure, they realized that their dead father appeared in front of them! They immediately opened the uninhabited dwelling, but when they came no one was there ...
When they arrived home, the two brothers were so scared and talked about the story so much, that Fivizzano's governor, William Capponi, felt that he had to investigate this apparition, but, still nowadays, it remains a mystery.The story was also witnessed by Branchi, the writer who in 1722 wrote about this terrific legend...

By Redazione

Events

  • Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival
    From 19-04-2019 To 01-05-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-04-19 2019-05-01 Europe/Rome Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival Fosdinovo

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo
    From 05-07-2019 To 07-07-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Historical reenactments

    Add to calendar 2019-07-05 2019-07-07 Europe/Rome Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo Fosdinovo

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival
    From 19-07-2019 To 28-07-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-07-19 2019-07-28 Europe/Rome Until the Heart of the Revolt. Resistance Festival Fosdinovo

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • Representations of the Traveling Theater Gira Girò
    From 26-07-2019 To 25-08-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Shows

    Add to calendar 2019-07-26 2019-08-25 Europe/Rome Representations of the Traveling Theater Gira Girò in all the locality of Fosdinovo. Fosdinovo

    in all the locality of Fosdinovo.

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • The Force of Smile. Cultural Festival
    From 23-08-2019 To 25-08-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-08-23 2019-08-25 Europe/Rome The Force of Smile. Cultural Festival Fosdinovo

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • St. Remy's Feast
    01-10-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-10-01 2019-10-01 Europe/Rome St. Remy's Feast Fosdinovo

    Village of Fosdinovo

  • Pomo Rodelo's Feast
    10-11-2019 | Fosdinovo (MS)
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-11-10 2019-11-10 Europe/Rome Pomo Rodelo's Feast appreciated for its particular taste between the sweet and the sour, ripe has a very intense perfume and the pulp is consistent and white. Fosdinovo

    appreciated for its particular taste between the sweet and the sour, ripe has a very intense perfume and the pulp is consistent and white.

    Village of Fosdinovo


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