Inhabitants in 1991: 2.171
municipal territory extends for 44,08 square kilometres in a hilly zone
in the low Lunigiana. It originated as a castle of Lords, Tresana reached
its present day extension in 1869 when the district of Riccò
was detached from the municipality of Terrarossa and aggregated to it.
Tresana developed around a fort probably erected in the Longobarda
era and conceded by Federico I to the Malaspina di Mulazzo in 1164.
After having been part of the Marquisate of Giovagallo until the middle
of the XIV century, with the extinction of this cadet branch it returned
to the principal branch of the da Mulazzo. In 1565 with the investiture
attributed by the Emperor Massimiliano II to Guglielmo Malaspina, it was
considered officially constituted as feudal. The scarce resources
of a territory thus limited made the Marquisate dynasty which reigned
over it impose grave tax burdens on its subjects causing growing discontent,
stirred up by the aims of Firenze and Genova.
Towards the end of the XVI century the Marquis Federico Guglielmo was
accused of having coined false money, and was deprived of this dominion,
however, it was restored to him a few years later. But the dynasty was
on the road to decline. At the death of the last Marquis, in 1651, the
population rebelled; after a period of Regency, Tresana and its territory
was put up to auction and in 1660, was acquired by the Fiorentino Patrician
Barolomeo Corsini for 123,200 Lire. The Lords of Corsini kept Tresana
until the Napoleonic conquest. The Congress of Vienna then assigned
Tresana to the Duke of Modena, under whom it remained until 1859. During
the last war the partisan activity in the territory was notable.
Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford