Mont’alfonso Fortress, in Castelnuovo Garfagnana, is a superb restoration that returned to the community a building of extraordinary importance. Mont'Alfonso Fortress in Castelnuovo Garfagnana dates back to the XVI century and was conceived as the last Ferrara Dukedom defensive stronghold guarding the border with Lucca.
It remained a strategic military building for Ferrara in XVI and XVII centuries but in the Napoleonic era it was acquired by Lucca and Piombino Principality. In 1814 it was again under the control of Ferrara and it held a primary position in the civil life of the Castelnuovo community.
In the 19th century it passed into private hands, and afterward the structure progressively deteriorated, worsened by a devastating earthquake in 1920. In 1980 the building was bought by Lucca Province which undertook a full restoration under the Superintendence control. The Foresteria is one of the restored buildings: an accommodation facility which is part of a wider programme to encourage visitors to the whole complex. It was built in a simple style with the aim to offer a unique and memorable stay.
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