Castello dei Paleologi

Acqui Terme

Castello dei Paleologi

The castle of the Paleologi (second half of the 15th century), historic residence of the Marquises of Monferrato, houses the Civic Archaeological Museum. This is one of the oldest buildings in the area and legend has it …

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Castello di Camino

Camino

Castello di Camino

Camino has its beginnings firstly as a Roman settlement then as a German one, and its castle has an important strategic position, dominating the hills of lower Piedmont, looking out over the banks of the River Po and the …

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Castello di Casaleggio Boiro - Il castello dell' Innominato

Casaleggio Boiro

Castello di Casaleggio Boiro - Il castello dell' Innominato

The castle is in the extreme south-eastern corner of Piedmont, right next door to Liguria, and stands on on a hill. It is one of the oldest buildings in the Monferrato region and some experts date it as far back as the tenth …

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Castello di Cremolino

Cremolino

Castello di Cremolino

The castle at Cremolino dominates the whole of the surrounding countryside, sited as it is on a rocky outcrop that juts over the village and its 15th century tower can be seen from afar, at some 450m above sea level this …

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Castello di Gabiano

Gabiano

Castello di Gabiano

The considerable size of the Castle of Gabiano overlooks the River Po, in a stunning scenic position. As far back as the 8th century, the documents mention a “cortem magnam nominam Gabianam”. In 1164, Federico …

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Castello di Lajone

Quattordio

Castello di Lajone

The visitor will be accompanied on a tour of the Castle, among the frescoed rooms furnished with gilded tables, golden throne and crystal chandeliers, 19th century and 18th century paintings with religious themes and portraits. …

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Castello di Montaldeo

Montaldeo

Castello di Montaldeo

Montaldeo, from the middle of the 10th century until the end of the 12th century, belonged to the Abbey of St. Marziano at Tortona, part of the Obertenghi and under the jurisdiction of Gavi. The castle was attacked and razed …

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Castello di Morbello (resti)

Morbello

Castello di Morbello (resti)

Probably built to counter the Saracen raids, it belonged to the Aleramici and then, in the 12th century, to the Marchesi della Riva; a century later it became the possession of the Malaspina of Cremolino with the marriage …

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Castello di Morsasco

Morsasco

Castello di Morsasco

Access to the old part and the castle is through a gatehouse that was converted into a bell tower in the 17th century. The first records of the castle date back to 1224 when the Republic of Genoa bequeathed it to the Marchesi …

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Castello di Orsara Bormida

Orsara Bormida

Castello di Orsara Bormida

The district of Orsara Bormida passed from owner to owner, first being the property of the Marquesses of Bosco, then the Malaspina, then the church at Acqui and in the 1500s it passed to a noble family from Milan. This small …

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Castello di Piovera

Piovera

Castello di Piovera

The castle at Piovera is one of the largest structures in the area and its characteristics are typical of the plain of Lombardy, the castle being built of brick and the overall layout representative of the local style. The …

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Castello di Pozzolo Formigaro

Pozzolo Formigaro

Castello di Pozzolo Formigaro

Pozzolo Formigaro was under imperial rule and the castle dates back to the 11th century although very little remains of the original structure, the current building having many features of the second half of the 15th century …

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Castello di Prasco

Prasco

Castello di Prasco

The first historical references to Prasco go back to the 10th century although the exact date of the building of the first castle is unclear and experts are unable to agree on a fixed date. It can be assumed that the current …

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Castello di Redabue

Masio

Castello di Redabue

The castle at Redabue has an interesting history, having enjoyed more military importance during modern times than during the mediaeval period. The owners during the `1700s and 1800s carried out many alterations which had …

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Castello di Rocca Grimalda

Rocca Grimalda

Castello di Rocca Grimalda

The village of Rocca Grimalda was built on a rocky promontory, its castle being in a strategically-important position both because it was easily defended and also because it could control the road between the pass of Ovada …

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