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Castelli Toscani

Tuscany is one of Italy's world famous regions. Tuscany, with its enchanted landscapes from the mountain to the sea. Tuscany, with its towns with museums, cathedrals, historical buildings, streets, towns like Florence, Siena, Pisa and more. Tuscany, full of ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins...

 

But one can not pass through this land without being aware of Medieval Tuscany.

Still visible are the small walled towns which are a testimony to the Middle Ages just as much as its great cities.

 

Castles, fortresses, watch-towers, and town walls appear everywhere; some are well preserved, others are in ruins, but the main remnants are not on the tourist routes. In this site, created to inform people of the existence and preservation state of these testimonies to the medieval era, you will find history, photos, and plans of some of these fortifications.




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About the Castles of Tuscany

About the Castles of Tuscany

Tuscany is one of Italy's world famous regions. Tuscany, with its enchanted landscapes from the mountain to the sea. 
Alphabetical Castles Index

Alphabetical Castles Index

The list of all the Tuscan Castles for which a web page with history, map and photos is already published on the website.
Castles of Tuscany Map

Castles of Tuscany Map

Discover all the castles of Tuscany on a map The different colors identify a different province.

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Spedaletto Castle
Spedaletto Castle
Siena

In the Middle Ages the importance of the Val d'Orcia was tied mainly to the 'Francigena', principal European Road, that crossed the valley longitudinally for all its length. Besides the large diffusion of urban centers and castles there were numerous 'Spedali'.

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Rocca of Campiglia Marittima
Rocca of Campiglia Marittima
Livorno

Campiglia Marittima, whose existence has been documented since the 11th century, is made up of a Rocca and an historic center, which together form a very interesting monumental complex, but further enriched with the presence the archeomineral park of San Silvestro just three kilometres away.

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Castle and Town Walls of Castiglione della Pescaia
Castle and Town Walls of Castiglione della Pescaia
Grosseto

Castiglione della Pescaia was an important fortified settlement since the Etruscan and Roman times. The coast is dominated by the medieval walled town, still surrounded by high stone walls, located on the promontory crowned by the ancient castle.

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Castle of Romena
Castle of Romena
Arezzo

Around two kilometers southwest of Pratovecchio, on a hill of 621 meters high set on the right of the river Arno, rise the stately ruins of the famous Romena Castle. The castle still preserves notable signs of its past greatness and of the important historical facts that interested it.

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Larciano Castle
Larciano Castle
Pistoia

Larciano dominates the western slopes of the Montalbano Mountain. The zone was center of human settlement since the Roman age, as testified by numerous archaeological recoveries, and the same name of the castle is derived from 'Larcius', a Latin personal name.

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Malaspina Castle of Malgrate
Malaspina Castle of Malgrate
Massa Carrara

The mighty Malaspina Castle of Malgrate dominates since a long time the valley of the river Bagnone, tributary of the river Magra, with its characteristic round tower crowning a hill that exalts its strategic position.

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Your Event in a Castle
Your Event in a Castle

In this section you will find a selection of fascinating locations where you can organize dream events. The Tuscan Castles are perfect for organizing weddings, private parties, meetings and conferences in a unique setting.

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Castles for Sales
Castles for Sales

Some of the most beautiful castles in Tuscany are for sale. This information is not publicized and often - in respect of privacy - direct channels are used with international agencies (including investintoscana.com). Contact us for more information.

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Holidays in a Castle
Holidays in a Castle

Over the years many castles in Tuscany have turned into real luxury resorts with apartments, rooms, restaurants and swimming pools created in unique environments that will make your holiday unforgettable. Discover the most fascinating castles selected by our team!

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