Inside the whole structure of the building, from the prison to the lookout towers, is the museum of the castle. The tour lasted about one hour, during which is possible to investigate aspects of the architecture and the history of the castle and the Malaspina family. Particularly interesting are the wall of the halls painted by Gaetano Bianchi, the Room of Dante Alighieri, the collections of coins, pottery, weapons, tools and instruments of torture. For the most curious, moreover, is also included into the tour the visit of the room of the legendary ghost, Bianca Maria Aloisia. .

Collection of contemporary art: during the summer you can walk around the castle looking for works of contemporary art left by guest artists (fellows) in Residency.



The museum is open for guided tours. 

It is always possible, by appointment, plan the visit in groups even outside the timetable.

Guided tours even in French and English. Medieval re-enactments as well as readings from Dante Divina Commedia. Every Friday at 22.00 you can book a special tour at night by candlelight.


Opening Times

The museum is always open for guided group tour, book your tour now

Public opening without booking:

Summer (May 1 to September 30) Guided tour every day (closed on Tuesday) at: 11.00-12.00-16.00-17.00-18.00

Winter (October 1 to April 30) Guided tour: saturday 15.00-16.00-17.00; sunday and holidays 11.00-12.00-15.00-16.00-17.00

Ticket price is 8.00 euros adult and 5.00 euros children.

Family  ticket (father, mother and one children under 18) 20 €


Ticket's office

Via Papiriana, 2

54035 Massa-Carrara

+39 0187/68891