La magia del passato tra i castelli del nord Italia

L’Italia è un paese ricco di monumenti, per scoprire i più suggestivi castelli in nord Italia basta addentrarsi nelle colline e nelle alture del nostro paese che offrivano posizioni strategiche.

From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, fortresses and castles that tell a turbulent past

The Malatesta and the Montefeltro

Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Italy experienced a period of great turbulence and internal struggles, so that the mighty castles were born to defend the boundaries of the cities and territories of the various families that fought over the domains on the neighboring lands. The castles in northern Italy populate the hills of the hinterland and as silent sentinels watch over the valleys; between Romagna and Marche the two most powerful families of the Middle Ages were the Malatesta and the Montefeltro who were constantly fighting for supremacy over the territories. The Romagna was the scene of fierce struggles between these two houses and as evidence of this turbulent past we remain suggestive fortresses and imposing castles that from the rolling hills of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines to the coast watch over ancient villages and bucolic valleys.

Castle of Gradara

In Gradara there is one of the most evocative castles of Romagna; within its walls the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca was sung by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy; inside is the room where the crime took place.

 

Fortress of the rock of Verucchio

The origin of the power of the Malatesta family is represented by the fortress of Verucchio, called Rocca del Sasso; here, in fact, the valiant conqueror called by Dante “The Old Mastin” was born. He conquered Rimini and started the expansion.

 

Castle of Sant'Agata Feltria

Nestled in the hills of the Tuscan-Romagnolo Apennines is a village that seems to come out of a fairy tale, is Sant’Agata Feltria that with its fairytale fortress offers unique views and houses a museum inside the most loved stories of tradition.

 

Between mystery, love and legends

Each castle has its own story to tell, more or less known that it is always fascinating to discover its origins for a total and suggestive immersion. Among the castles in northern Italy from the most unique stories, those of Romagna range from mystery to tragic loves; in Montebello, in the province of Rimini, there is a castle known as Castello di Azzurrina, which owes this name to the legend that sees it infested by the ghost of the feudal’s daughter who mysteriously disappeared in 1375 .. it is said that every year on the day of the solstice in summer his voice echoes within the walls.

Live the castle

Visiting a castle can offer a new and immersive experience; in the Rocca Sforzesca of Riolo there is a museum tour that allows you to get down in the adventures of the knights wearing their armor and holding the weapons used in battle.
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