Situated on top of the hill of Serravalle, the castle of the Malaspina di Bosa was built in 1112 by the Tuscan Malaspina family. The medieval fortification, around which various legends revolve, is surrounded by a wall with originally four towers and over the centuries was subjected to various reconstructions. The castle served as the seat of several noble families, at the same time also performing a defensive function and acting as a lookout post.
How to visit the Castle of Bosa
When visiting the castle, don’t miss the Church of Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos located in the parade ground. That small temple built between the 14th and 15th century houses a precious cycle of 14th century frescoes of the Spanish school, rediscovered in 1972 during restoration work.
The castle dominates the town of Bosa and offers a breathtaking view of the colourful houses of the village and its surroundings. It can be reached by a steep flight of steps, open to the public from Monday to Sunday.