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  • Montecastrese
  • Monte La Torre
  • castrum de Montecastresi
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Province of Lucca
  • Camaiore



  • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

    MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

    ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

    AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    • The castrum de Montecastresi stands above Camaiore in a strategic position controlling the territory and roads. The castrum is mentioned in two archive documents dated 1219 and 1231, but is perhaps to be linked back to the loco ubi dicitur Castro mentioned... Read More
    • The 2009 campaign completed the excavation of the stratigraphic sequence in area 2000 (begun in 2008) and opened two new sectors within area 3000 (area to the east of the collapsed tower), respectively denominated 3000 and 3500.

      Area 2000 revealed a fir

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    • The third excavation campaign saw the completion of excavations in sector 3500, the opening of sector 2500, by the east tower, area 5000 situated in the central part of the keep, and area 7000 in the western part of the borgo.

      Traces of early medieval

      ... Read More
  • 600 AD
  • 900 AD
  • 2009 AD
  • 2000 AD