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The Fortress of Ceserana and Fosciandora

An extraordinary example of military architecture in the Garfagnana, which became crucial in the 13th and 14th-century engagements on the banks of the Serchio.

A borderland dominated by mountains and fortifications
Fosciandora has always been a borderland, and it still is today for the historic regions of the Garfagnana and Lucchesia (nor is it far from the border with Emilia Romagna), but in time, it was the main border between the municipalities of Massa, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Ferrara and Modena: it was under the domain of various rulers for centuries, who fought each other for the land, at times ...
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