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Castello di Bagnone
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The Bagnone Castle

See the cylindrical stone tower

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Dominated by an imposing cylindrical stone tower, the Castello di Bagnone is fortified with a number of defensive architectural elements. The tower is the only remaining feature of the castle, which has almost completely disappeared today and which has, in part, been incorporated into the minor buildings of the villa of the Ruschi-Noceti counts.

However, the medieval structure of the early village, which was built on descending semi-circular levels is still perfectly preserved. The Church of San Nicola is at the summit and conserves a 13th century wood pulpit.

Local produce and culinary traditions in the Valle del Magra
Bagnone lies in the Alta Lunigiana mountains. A settlement since the Stone Age, Bagnone was populated in the Bronze Age too, as evidenced by a stele statue in Treschietto. Named for the first time in a 963 document, the name Bagnone comes from a stream that flowed close to the castle, the original centre of the village, which controlled a section of the via Francigena down in the valley. ...