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Via del Torrino
Malaspina Castle is on the hill dominating Bobbio, an area rich in historical memories. Above it there was the primitive Ligurian-Celtic Roman site, while the castle was built where S.Petri Basilica was once. Built in 1304 by Corradino Malaspina, during his rule it remained a Ghibelline fortress; afterwards, the towns rule was handed over to a podesta who put it under the protection of the Viscontis. The Viscontis then granted it as fief to the Dal Verme family. In 1545 the castle was transformed into a luxury mansion, afterwards it was purchased by several noble families and it finally became a state possession only in 1956. The external walls, connected to the town wall system, were destroyed throughout the centuries;nothing remains of the dry moat separating the external from the internal walls. Such walls are still visible, together with two drawbridges,on the North-Western and North-Eastern sides. The western side shows remains of the Bishop Tower; S. Petrii Basilica was on its extension, and it was long used by the castle owners as powder-magazine. The square plan donjon rises in the centre of the area, while a circular plan building was subsequently built on the eastern side, on an ancient rampart.

From 1 October to 31 May: Mon-Sat 9 am-3 pm. 
Sundays closed.
From 1 June to 30 September: Tuesday - Saturday: 10.15 am - 4.15 pm;
Sundays and holidays 10-13 am and 3-6 pm;
Monday closed
From 1 June to 30 September: from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays 10.00 am - 1.00 pm/ 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm; From 1 october to 31 may: monday to saturday 9.00 am – 3.00 pm - Closed Sunday
In June, July, August and September : Monday, for the rest of the year closed on Sunday.
Opening times
Entrance fee
2,00 euros
1,00 euro
How to get there
5 place car park few metres from the entrance, courtyard accessible to the disabled, bus stop at 400 m
Information Office
Last update
Friday, 01 March 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone