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Fortezza di Sarzanello

Via della Fortezza, snc, 19038 Sarzana SP, Italy


About Fortezza di Sarzanello

The fortress of Sarzanello is a military fortification that rises in via alla Fortezza on the hill of Sarzanello, near Sarzana, in the province of La Spezia, and dominates the Val di Magra from above. Its nature and its position make it one of the symbols of the city of Sarzana.  Since December 2014, the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities has been managing it through the Liguria Museum Complex, which in December 2019 became the Regional Directorate for Museums.

Attractions near Fortezza di Sarzanello

Punta Corvo8.82km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

Capo Corvo , otherwise known as Punta Corvo or Lunense promontory, is the offshoot of the chain of Mount Caprione on the Ligurian Sea between Bocca di Magra and the Gulf of La Spezia. The promontory also constitutes the eastern limit of the Ligurian Riviera , dividing it geographically from the Apuan coast.

Castello San Giorgio11.99km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

The Castle of San Giorgio is an ancient Genoese fortification on the high ground of the city of La Spezia called "Colle del Poggio". The castle can be reached via XXVII Marzo which crosses what today remains of the belt of walls erected in the 14th century to defend the city.  The castle retained its medieval structure until the mid-fifteenth century when the introduction of artillery imposed the construction of new thick walls, even if of lesser constructive accuracy, with a shoe profile and ch

Technical Naval Museum of Spezia12.13km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

The Naval Technical Museum of the Navy is located in La Spezia. La Spezia is the most important of the Italian naval museums and, although it has been here for just over a century, it has much older origins. Located next to the main access portal to the military Arsenal, it has been here since 1958. Previously it was located in the mechanical workshops inside the military establishment.

Palmaria12.99km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

L ' island Palmària, is located in the Ligurian Sea, the western end of the Gulf of La Spezia; with its area of ​​1.89 square km, it is in fact the largest island of the Spezzino Archipelago and of all the five Ligurian islands. Located in front of the village of Porto Venere, from which it is separated by a narrow stretch of sea called Le Bocche, it is part of an archipelago also made up of the islands of Tino and Tinetto. Its territory is part of the municipality of Porto Venere.

Cava Museo Fantiscritti13.25km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

The Fantiscritti quarries are white marble quarries located in the municipality of Carrara . The whole, now a museum, was created forty years ago by Walter Danesi. There is a railway station built for the line of the Carrara Private Marble Railway . It houses a "Museum of the quarries" and is often a stage and scenery for artists' exhibitions.

Church of Saint Peter13.35km from Fortezza di Sarzanello

The Church of San Pietro is an ancient church dedicated to Saint Peter, built on a rocky edge in Portovenere, facing the beautiful Gulf of Poets. The original church was founded on the ancient remains of a pagan temple dedicated to the goddess Venus Erycina, and was consecrated in 1198. The black and white bands on the walls were added by the Genoese in the 13th century, presumably between 1256 and 1277.

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The Liguria region is a destination recommended both for those who like relaxation and for dynamic people: with its jagged land, its hills, peaks and cliff-hanging villages, is the ideal spot for hiking or bicycling, diving or paragliding, as well as visiting villages rich in history.