Lusuolo is a small early medieval village located in the municipality of Mulazzo. This precious village founded at the feet of a fortress perched on top of a hill is surrounded by high walls and secured by two imposing doors.
Looking up from the underlying valley it is clear that this village and fortress were of utter strategic importance, overlooking the Magra plain and the routes traveled by peasants and merchants.
Because of this interesting position, during the centuries Lusuolo was at the centre of strong contentious battles involving Genova, MIlan and Florence. After numerous vicissitudes, in the mid 1500s the fort finally passed under the Florentine dominion of Tuscany’s Grand Duchy.
The castle has recently been reopened to the public and hosts a museum that retraces the Emigration of Tuscan people. To really understand the Lunigiana territory, Lusuolo’s village and fort are an absolute must-see.
Source:Trame di Lunigiana