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Fortress of Verrucole

The fortress of Verrucole, beautiful and imposing, is somewhat stretched along the north-east to south-west axis, on a hill above the village of San Romano Garfagnana in front of the Orecchiella Natural Park.


Fortress of VerrucoleThe fortress of Verrucole, beautiful and imposing, is somewhat stretched along the north-east to south-west axis, on a hill above the village of San Romano Garfagnana in front of the Orecchiella Natural Park. During a visit of the fortress we can see the remains of a polygonal tower surrounded by walls, rests of several other structures, a tunnel leading to the underground casemate, the massive circle of walls and two ramparts, one round, the other pointed. The lowest parts of the curtain, taking in account also the morphology of the ground, have two semicircular towers and two gates, the one on the east now stopped. In the Record Office of Modena we can see beautiful drawings of the fortress and its parts together with a plan drawn by the architect M.A. Pasi for the Dukes of Este and one by Captain Costa with the date 1796.
The Municipality of San Romano bought the fortress from "Bresciani & Co." in 1986 for 15 mill. ITL.. The surviving structures are in good condition thanks to works of consolidation promoted by the Municipality at the beginning of 1990. Archaeological excavations are now under way with the aim of gathering further information about the single buildings.
In 1998 architect Gianclaudio Papasogli Tacca commissioned a project for the reuse of the rocca. The project is now being examined by the Monuments and Fine Arts Office. hours: The fortress is public property and open to visitors road: From Castelnuovo Garfagnana follow the signposts for San Romano in Garfagnana. Once there, drive through the village and take the road on your right up towards Verrucole. Park your car on the square in front of the church and continue on foot.


San Romano in Garfagnana: discover the surroundings

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Accommodations in the area


    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 22 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Stone Houses Seravezza 10 beds pool

    A set of three contiguous stone houses in typical Tuscan style to give great privacy to each guest and make each unit autonomous if necessary.
    The important rental property that can accommodate up to 10 people is located in the hills of Versilia in the municipality of Seravezza.

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    • Seravezza (Lucca)
    • 23 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Montignoso Massa 6 beds pool

    Wonderful villa for rent with swimming pool and panoramic view that sweeps from the Versilia sea to the Apuan Alps immersed in the green hills of Versilia.
    The ideal solution for those who want a villa in the hills of Tuscany in a position of absolute privacy and relaxation but at the same time not far from the sea.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Marina di Pietrasanta 14 beds pool

    Single villa located in Pietrasanta with a large private park of 3000 square meters and a swimming pool 2 km from the sea of Versilia.
    Solution indicated to those looking for a villa in Pietrasanta with other finishes please and technologically advanced

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Countryhouse Camaiore 16 beds pool

    Ancient and charming country house located in Camaiore on the Tuscan hills and just 10 km from the sea of Versilia.
    The villa is the ideal solution for those looking for a solution of typical Tuscan charm and in a position of absolute tranquility and relaxation.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Pietrasanta 12 beds pool

    Villa of high architectural level with luxury finishes located on the hills of Versilia in a dominant position and spectacular panoramic view over the coast. It has a panoramic swimming pool and a beautiful garden.
    Beautiful villa ideal for those looking for an important solution in the hills of Versilia with accommodation capacity for up to 12 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Stone House Pietrasanta 7 beds pool

    Beautiful stone farmhouse located on the hills of Pietrasanta about 6 km from the Tuscan coast with outbuildings and swimming pool with breathtaking panoramic views that reach the sea.
    Immersed in the green Tuscan hills, the farmhouse of about 120 square meters offers hospitality for 7 people.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Pietrasanta Hills 7 beds pool

    Beautiful detached villa for rent in Pietrasanta located in the hills surrounded by a park of about 8000 square meters and in a position of absolute tranquility and privacy with stunning views of the Versilia coast.
    Excellent solution for those seeking peace and tranquility on the hills of Tuscany a few miles from the sea of Versilia

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Country Estate Pietrasanta 20 beds

    Important rental in the hills of Pietrasanta consists of three separate villas for a total capacity of 20 people, surrounded by 35,000 meters of land.
    The wide green spaces on flat land make the stay an absolutely relaxing experience in Versilia.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 24 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Historical House Pietrasanta 16 beds pool

    Magnificent eighteenth-century residence located in Pietrasanta and surrounded by the hills of Versilia in a dominant position with a spectacular view that sweeps up to the Tuscan sea.
    Staying in a historic home located in a context of absolute relaxation without sacrificing comfort.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 25 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Camaiore Hills 10 beds pool

    Prestigious villa for rent on the Hills of Camaiore with a unique position and a panoramic view that extends from the surrounding hills to the sea of Versilia.
    The large park in which the beautiful panoramic pool is expertly set gives this exclusive residence a characteristic of absolute privacy and relaxation.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 25 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Camaiore Hills 6 beds pool

    Charming villa for rent on the hills of Camaiore surrounded by beautiful Mediterranean vegetation with three rooms for a total of 6 beds.
    The spectacular view of the surrounding hills and Camaiore from the garden and the swimming pool make this villa particularly interesting for those looking for a solution to relax in absolute privacy.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 25 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Pietrasanta 4 beds

    Splendid villa set in a context of extreme tranquility and privacy in the Città Giardino di Pietrasanta area on two levels above ground.
    Excellent solution 4 km from Marina di Pietrasanta inserted in a reserved context.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 25 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Villa Clementina

    Beautiful villa of charm in Pietrasanta with pool surrounded by a 2000 m garden. q. with Jacuzzi, about 6 km from Marina di Pietrasanta and 1 Km from the center of Pietrasanta in a position of absolute privacy and relaxation.
    Customers especially appreciate the privacy and location of this beautiful villa on the hills of Versilia, only 6 km from the sea

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 25 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Luxury Villa Pietrasanta 10 beds pool

    Beautiful luxury villa located in Pietrasanta with a large equipped garden and swimming pool with the possibility to stay up to 10 people.
    The property is located within a large olive grove in an extremely quiet and absolute privacy just 4 km from the coast of Versilia.

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    • Pietrasanta (Lucca)
    • 26 km from San Romano in Garfagnana

    Restored Rustic Pietrasanta 10 beds pool

    Beautiful restored rustic to rent from an old mill of the sixteenth century, ready to welcome you in its 4 luxurious suites equipped with every comfort.
    The farmhouse for rent in Pietrasanta is located in the heart of the Tuscan hills just two kilometers from Pietrsanta and has a large garden, swimming pool and tennis court.

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