This old village has a detached town-hall administration (town hall and some offices), in Barbarasco, a town of this municipality. The old village is characterized by the magnificent remains of the quadrangular tower and the ruins of the ancient castle, dating back to the Longobard period.
Malaspina Castle - Tresana
The imposing complex of the castle ruins, waiting to be restored, appears suddenly, looming over the tiny town below. You can still see the base of the impressive quadrangular tower with barrel vaults, as well as the foundations ot two stone towers.
Malaspina Castle - Villa
A simple quadrangular construction, with cylindrical stone towers at the opposite ends. The building is privately owned and has been completely restructured by the current owners who use it as a summer residence.
Info: the building is private property and can be visited from the outside
OUTSIDE THE CENTRE
High up on the rocky hill, you will see the remains of the castle that once belonged to Moroello Malaspina and Alagia Fieschi.
The landscape is dominated by the Apuan Alps that together with Aulla offer wonderful views, natural treasures and paths.
FOOD AND WINE
In the restaurants of this area it is possible to taste typical cold cuts, mushrooms, “taglierini”, pasta, soups, grilled meat, apple pie, “bucellato” and other homemade cakes.
Cover image credit: Davide Papalini