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Medieval Rocca Manfrediana - The fortress of Brisighella, Emilia Romagna, Italy

Castello di Poppi (Toscana, Italia) Poppi castel (Tuscany, Italy)

Rome, Italy. Sant’Angelo Castle with the Ponte Sant’Angelo

Palazzo Sticchi in Santa Cesarea Terme, Puglia, Italy (by Elisa Bertoncelli).

Castel Dell'Ovo (Castle of the Egg) built on a rocky island off Naples in the 12th Century by the Normans.

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Castel Nuovo, Naples. Built by Charles 1 of Anjou in 1279.

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Castello Scaligero~The corner towers and the peripheral wall are battlemented with swallow-tail merlons. The defence of the main tower has a gallery on corbels.

Castello di Bardi, in the mountains of Parma.

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Castello di Fontanellato

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Castello di Fontanellato

The Castle of Galeazza,(Bologna) a 14th Century castle in the Italian countryside, offers retreats to anyone wishing to take time out to read, write, relax or just think. The castle is a meeting place for people who love to read, perhaps the only one in the world.

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Cartignano Castle~In the Maira valley, the elegant and imposing structure of which dominates the surroundings. It was built in 1441 by Guglielmo I dei Berardi and was witness of the scene of bloody battles between Catholics and Calvinists in the XVII century.

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Fenestrelle Fort~ It's the largest fortified structure in Europe and the longest construction in masonry after the Great Wall of China! I's an enormous stone building extending for around five kilometres in the Chisone valley, on a surface area of 1,300,000 sq.m.(18th c.)

Trisobbio Castle~13th Century.This structure features elegant mullioned windows and a high embattled tower from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of castles and buildings in the High Monferrato area.

Tagliolo Castle~ Established where signalling fires were ignited in order to advise the populations of the arrival of the Moors, it offers itself to the visitors with its history of continuous destructions and restoration and with its current appearance, of great beauty.

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Only 10 km from Turin, there is the Palazzina di Stupinigi which was built in the first half of the 18th century by the architect Juvarra. The hunting and residence house built for the Savoia family is the nucleus around which the nature park develops.

Sacra di San Michele~ It was founded between 983 and 987. Was one of the most famous Benedictine abbeys in northern Italy and is one of the greatest architectonic buildings in Europe among those dating back to the Romanesque period.

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Rovasenda Castle~ The castle (13th and 14th centuries) stands near the stream Rovasenda.

Pozzolo Castle~ Mediaeval building, built around the 11th century as a defence fortress.

The Piovera Castle, of the IX the century, has a structure that dates back to the XIV century. After having belonged to the Visconti family, the castle was modified in the XVII century and later on transformed in a nonoble mansion.

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Pavone Castle~Built between the IX and the XIV century, this marvellous castle is considered to be one of the most beautiful monuments of Piedmont's artistic heritage. It's famously lucky, because it was never destroyed.

Turin - Medieval Village~Was created with the intent of "calling the attention of the public to monuments of the past", "to develop a greater desire to conserve them", to educate people about the art, history and culture of the 1400s in Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta.

Mazza Castle~ The monumental complex was built in XII century over the roman ruins. The small castle was rebuilt in XIV century as the house of the master, and still it remais. The bigger one, built in XV century as a military quarter.