Malaspina Castle – Lusuolo Mulazzo (MS)

Malaspina Castle Lusuolo – Photo © In my life, I love you more
Malaspina Castle Lusuolo – Photo © In my life, I love you more

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

Malaspina Castle Lusuolo – Photo © In my life, I love you more
Malaspina Castle Lusuolo – Photo © In my life, I love you more

The Museum will pay tribute to those who left the region looking for new opportunities: photographs, letters, evidences, on two level:

  1. a physical place (with sectors for the exhibitions and the collections, archives, and a library, a multimedia hall for debates and meetings)
  2. a virtual place, with a computerized database and an Internet web site through which you can visit and consulti t remotely.

Practical information “Malaspina Castle – Lusuolo”

How to reach Motorway A15 La Spezia-Parma exit Pontremoli. A-road 62 Cisa: follow the road for Mulazzo-Villafranca and at Ponte Magra, follow the directions for Lusuolo with public transport: CAT, toll free number 800223010
Information Town Hall, tel. 0187 439005 Museum, tel. 0187-850559 museoemigrazione@libero.itwww.istitutovalorizzazionecastelli.it

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.