Castelvecchio was part of the fiefdom of the Marquis of Clavesana in the 12th and 13th centuries. Gradually it lost importance as the centre of local feudal power shifted to the nearby fief of Zuccarello. In 1623 Castelvecchio was acquired by the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia under the House of Savoy. After the castle was besieged in 1672, the Castelvecchio was ceded to the Republic of Genoa. In 1746 , following the Spanish War of Succession a failed attempt was made by the Piedmontese army to take the village and the castle. In 1815 Castelvecchio once more became part of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and following Italian unification in 1861 it became part of the Kingdom of Italy.
Location: Castevecchio di Rocca Barbena
Photographer: ©Keith Bailey SceneItSnappedIt Photographic