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.