Built in the early Middle Ages as fortified village and castle on top of a hill in the Bagnone municipality, it became the seat of the Florentine Justice Court mid 1400s. After a long period of neglect and abandonment, it was completely restored in the 70s by Professor Loris Jacopo Bononi. His dream was to create a place where to preserve the historic, artistic and literary heritage of Lunigiana. He spent 30 years of careful restoration works, gathering here art and literature masterpieces making it a casket of culture and historical knowledge. The historic library counts indeed thousands of manuscripts and ancient books, including several first editions of local and national masterpieces.
This stop is included into “Water and Stone of Lunigiana”.