The castle dates back to the late Middle Age and was erected to defend the town and the important communications routes: in fact it dominates the site of the Chiesaccia where there was a ford until the beginning of the 20th century
Practically nothing remains of the original fortalice, as it was destroyed in the 15th century.
The current complex, the result of a 17th century rebuilding, stands around a trapezoidal courtyard with a central well overlooked by buildings erected at various times. The restoration work was done over several years, and eventually the castle will house the Museum of the Emigration of Tuscan people
The Museum will pay tribute to those who left the region looking for new opportunities: photographs, letters, evidences, on two level:
- a physical place (with sectors for the exhibitions and the collections, archives, and a library, a multimedia hall for debates and meetings)
- a virtual place, with a computerized database and an Internet web site through which you can visit and consulti t remotely.
Where to stay in Lusuolo Mulazzo
There are numerous high quality hotels, villas, apartments and agriturismi (Farm stays) available, check them out and make a reservation here.