Castello dei Vicari, Lari, Pisa, Toscana, Italy
Address and Contacts: Associazione Culturale "Il Castello", piazza del Castello 1, 56035 LARI (PI) - Telephone: (+39) 0587 684126 - (+39) 334 3963782 Website: http://www.castellodilari.it
At the center of the courtyard is the Chapel of the "Sposalizio della Vergine" with 10 small cells where the prisoners were brought to follow religious services.
Inside the castle are frescoes by Andrea from Pisa and Friar Bartolomeo della Porta, a Virgin with Child by Andrea della Robbia ordered for the bedroom of Governor Alessandro Segni. Other interesting sights are the Torture Chamber, the prisons which were nicknamed "Inferno" and which were used until 1934, and the walking path all around the castle, where historical re-enactments are often staged. The castle has of course also its ghost, Rosso della Paola, an anti-Fascist who died, according to the guards, committing suicide, but most probably killed during his imprisonment.