List of castles in Italy

This is a list of castles in Italy by location.

Regione-Abruzzo-Stemma.svg Abruzzo

Province of L'Aquila
Province of Chieti
Province of Pescara
Province of Teramo

Valle d'Aosta-Stemma.svg Aosta Valley

Coat of Arms of Apulia.svg Apulia

Province of Bari
Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani
Province of Brindisi
Province of Foggia
Province of Lecce
Province of Taranto

Regione-Basilicata-Stemma.svg Basilicata

Province of Matera
Province of Potenza

Coat of arms of Calabria.svg Calabria

Province of Cosenza
Province of Crotone
Province of Reggio Calabria

Regione-Campania-Stemma.svg Campania

Napoli Castel Nuovo Maschio Angioino, a seat of medieval kings of Naples and Aragon 2013-05-16 14-05-42
Castel Nuovo (Maschio Angioino), Naples
Province of Avellino
Castelluccio di Battipaglia
Battipaglia Castle, Battipaglia
Province of Benevento
Province of Caserta
Province of Naples
Province of Salerno

Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg Emilia-Romagna

Castello dei Pio, esterno 04
Castello dei Pio, Carpi
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The Castello di Montecuccolo, Pavullo nel Frignano
Rocca di Vignola2
Vignola Castle, Vignola
Torrechiara medievale
Torrechiara Castle, Langhirano
Brisighella, rocca Manfrediana (06)
Brisighella Castle, Brisighella
La rocca ed il suo borgo al tramonto
Castello di Montefiore Conca, Montefiore Conca
Province of Bologna
Province of Ferrara
Province of Forlì-Cesena
Province of Modena
Province of Parma
Province of Piacenza
Province of Ravenna
Province of Reggio Emilia
Province of Rimini

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Castello di Duino
Castello di Duino, Duino
Province of Gorizia
Province of Pordenone
Province of Trieste
Province of Udine

Lazio Coat of Arms.svg Lazio

Neve a soriano
Castello Orsini, Soriano nel Cimino
Collalto Sabino (12070374103)
Castello Soderini, Collalto Sabino
Rocca sinibalda, lazio, italia
Castello Cesarini, Rocca Sinibalda
Province of Frosinone
Province of Latina
Province of Rieti
Province of Rome
Province of Viterbo

Coat of arms of Liguria.svg Liguria

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Castello di Dolceacqua, Dolceacqua
Castello di Lerici Liguria
Castello di Lerici, Lerici
Finalborgo (Finale Ligure)-castel San Giovanni (2014)-2
Castel San Giovanni, Finale Ligure
Province of Genoa
Province of Imperia
Province of La Spezia
Province of Savona

Flag of Lombardy square.svg Lombardy

Castello marne
Marne Castle
Castello pagazzano
Pagazzano Castle
Montichiari castello Bonoris
Bonoris Castle, Montichiari
Brescia - Castello
Brescia Castle, Brescia
Lonato-Castello di Drugolo
Drugolo Castle, Lonato del Garda
Padenghe panorama
Padenghe Castle, Padenghe sul Garda
Castello padernello
Padernello Castle
Rocca visconti di pandino, externo 01
Pandino Castle, Pandino
Melegnano castello Visconteo
Melegnano Castle, Melegnano
Peschiera Borromeo castello fossato
Peschiera Castle, Peschiera Borromeo
San Colombano al Lambro - castello
San Colombano Castle, San Colombano al Lambro
Castello - Chignolo Po (Foto Luca Giarelli)
Chignolo Po Castle, Chignolo Po
Castello di Frascarolo - Provincia di Pavia
Frascarolo Castle, Frascarolo
Scaldasole castello panorama
Scaldasole Castle, Scaldasole
Province of Bergamo
  • Barbò Castle, Pumenengo. Built in the 15th century.
  • Calepio Castle, Castelli Calepio. Built in 1430 by the Calepio family.
  • Bianzano Castle, Bianzano. Built around 1220–1230.
  • Camozzi Vertova Castle, Costa di Mezzate.[15] Built in the 12th century.
  • Cavernago Castle, Cavernago. Built in the 15th century by the Counts Martinengo-Colleoni.
  • Malpaga Castle, Cavernago. Built in the 15th century by the warlord Bartolomeo Colleoni.
  • Marne Castle, Filago. Built in the 14th century by the Avogadri family.
  • Pagazzano Castle, Pagazzano. Built around 1450–70 by the Sforza family.
  • Pumenengo Castle, Pumenengo. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Romano Castle, Romano di Lombardia. Built in the 12th century.
  • San Vigilio Castle, Bergamo. Built in the 12th century.
  • Urgnano Castle, Urgnano.[16] Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
Province of Brescia
Province of Como
Province of Cremona
Province of Lecco
  • Castello Andriani, Dervio, Lombardy
Province of Lodi
Province of Mantua

Castles

Towers

Province of Milan

Castles

  • Abbiategrasso Castle, Abbiategrasso. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Badile Castle. Built in the 15th century.
  • Binasco Castle, Binasco. Built in the 13th–14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Buccinasco Castle, Buccinasco. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Carpiano Castle, Carpiano. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Cassano Castle, Cassano d'Adda. Built in the 13th century by the Visconti family.
  • Cassino Scanasio Castle, Cassino Scanasio. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Castellazzo Castle.
  • Coazzano Castle, Coazzano. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Corneliano Castle, Corneliano Bertario. Built in the 14th century by the Borromeo family.
  • Cusago Castle, Cusago. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Grezzago Castle.
  • Lacchiarella Castle, Lacchiarella. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family but it dates back to the 10th century.
  • Legnano Castle, Legnano. Built in the 13th century by the Della Torre family.
  • Longhignana Castle.
  • Macconago Castle.
  • Mairano Castle. Built in the 15th century.
  • Melegnano Castle, Melegnano. Known as Castello Mediceo, it was built in the 13th century by the Visconti family.
  • Peschiera Castle, Peschiera Borromeo. Built in the 15th century by the Borromeo family.
  • Rosate Castle, Rosate. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family, now ruined.
  • Rozzano Castle, Rozzano. Built in the 15th century.
  • San Colombano Castle, San Colombano al Lambro. Built in the 12th century by the Frederick I and renovated in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Sforza Castle, Milan. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti and Sforza.
  • Tolcinasco Castle, Tolcinasco. Built in the 16th century by the d'Adda family.
  • Trezzo Castle, Trezzo sull'Adda. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Turbigo Castle, Turbigo. Dated back to the 9th century.
  • Zivido Castle, San Giuliano Milanese. Built in the 14th century.

Towers

  • Affori Tower, Milan.
  • Circus Tower, Milan. Roman tower built by Maximian in the 3rd century.
  • Gorani Tower, Milan. Built by the Gorani family in the 11th century.
  • Tower of Cascina Rubone, Bernate Ticino. Built in the 15th century.
  • Tower of Cisliano, Cisliano. Known as Torre dei Gelsi, it was built in the 19th century.
  • Tower of Truccazzano, Truccazzano. Known as the Torrettone, it was built in the 10th century.
Province of Monza and Brianza

Castles

  • Aicurzio Castle, Aicurzio. Known as Castel Negrino. Built in the 13th century by the Templars.
  • Bellusco Castle, Bellusco. Built in the 15th century by Martino da Corte.
  • Monza Castle, Monza. Built in the 14th century by the Visconti family.
  • Sulbiate Castle, Sulbiate. Known as Castello Lampugnani, it was built in the 15th century.

Towers

  • Barbarossa Tower, Seregno. Built in the 12th century by Frederick I.
  • Gualtieri Tower, Monza. Built in the 13th century.
  • Lombard Tower, Monza. Built in the 6th century by the Lombards.
  • Pessina Tower, Monza. Also known as Port scur in the local dialect, it was built in the 13th century by the Pessina family.
  • San Rocco Gate, Vimercate. Fortified gate built in the 12th century.
  • Vimercate Tower, Vimercate. Built in the 18th century.
Province of Pavia

Castles

Towers

  • Civic Tower of Pavia, Pavia. Built in the 11th century, the tower collapsed in 1989.
Province of Sondrio

Castles

Towers

  • Albosaggia Tower, Albosaggia.
  • Alberti Tower, Bormio.
  • Castello dell'Acqua Tower, Castello dell'Acqua.
  • De Simoni Tower, Bormio.
  • Fraele Towers, Valdidentro.
  • Gordona Tower, Gordona. Known as Torre del Signame, ruined.
  • Mazzo di Valtellina Tower, Mazzo di Valtellina. Known as Torre di Pedenale.
  • Pendolasco Tower, Torricello.
  • Quadrio Tower, Chiuro. Known as Castello di S.Pietro, now ruined.
  • Salmolaco Tower, Samolaco. Better known in the local dialect as Torretta di Columbée.
  • Talamona Tower, Talamona.
  • Teglio Tower, Teglio. Better known in the local dialect as Torre de li beli miri.
  • Torelli Tower, Tirano.
  • Torre delle Ore, Bormio.
  • Tresivio Tower, Tresivio.
Province of Varese

Castles

Towers

Marche

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Castel di Luco, Acquasanta Terme

Regione-Molise-Stemma.svg Molise

Castello-ducale-pescolanciano
Castello D'Alessandro, Pescolanciano

Regione-Piemonte-Stemma.svg Piedmont

Castello dei Solaro in notturna
Castello dei Solaro, Villanova Solaro
Agliè castello
Castello ducale di Agliè, Agliè
Crescentino San Genuario Castello Tizzoni 05
Castello di San Genuario, Crescentino
Province of Alessandria
Province of Asti
Province of Biella
Province of Cuneo
Province of Novara
Province of Turin
Province of Vercelli

Sardegna-Stemma.svg Sardinia

Castelsardo1
Castelsardo

Coat of arms of Sicily.svg Sicily

In Sicily there are 350 castles.

Coat of arms of Trentino-South Tyrol.svg Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

Coat of arms of Tuscany.svg Tuscany

Castello di romena, mastio 02
Castello di Romena, Pratovecchio
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Castello di Bibbione, San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Castello di Punta Ala
Castello di Punta Ala, Punta Ala
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Castello di Triana, Roccalbegna
Forte Stella Porto Ercole (GR)
Forte Stella, Porto Ercole
RoccaSilvanaCastellAzzara1
Rocca Silvana, Castell'Azzara
Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
Old Fortress of Livorno, Livorno
Bolgheri Castello 001
Gherardesca's Castle, Bolgheri
Fosdinovo-castello Malaspina1
Castello Malaspina, Fosdinovo
Castello Malaspina di Massa, Italia
Rocca Malaspina, Massa
Fortezza della Verrucola dei Bosi2
Fortezza della Verrucola, Fivizzano
Volterra Fortezza Medicea 001
Medicean Fortress, Volterra
Fortezza Santa Barbara Ingresso
Fortezza Santa Barbara, Pistoia
Castello delle quattro torra, 09
Castello delle Quattro Torra, Siena
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Castello di Brolio, Gaiole in Chianti
PienzaSpedaletto2
Castello di Spedaletto, Pienza
Castello di Staggia Senese
Castello di Staggia Senese, Poggibonsi
Rocca Aldobrandesca Piancastagnaio
Rocca Aldobrandesca, Piancastagnaio
Fortezza-Montalcino-SI-IT
Rocca Montalcino, Montalcino
Province of Arezzo
  • Castello di Belfiore, Capolona
  • Castello di Capraia, Talla
  • Castello di Caprese Michelangelo
  • Castello Cattani, Chiusi della Verna
  • Castello di Cennina, Bucine
  • Castello dei Conti Guidi, Castel San Niccolò
  • Castello dei Conti Guidi, Montemignaio
  • Castello dei Conti Guidi, Poppi
  • Castello di Faltona, Talla
  • Castello di Fronzola, Poppi
  • Castello di Gressa, Bibbiena
  • Castello di Montauto, Anghiari
  • Castello di Montebenichi, Bucine
  • Castello di Montecchio Vesponi, Castiglion Fiorentino
  • Castello di Porciano, Stia
  • Castello di Pieve a Ranco, Arezzo
  • Castello di Romena, Pratovecchio
  • Castello di Rondini, Arezzo)
  • Castelsecco, Arezzo
  • Castello di Gargonza, Monte San Savino
  • Castello di Pontenano, Talla
  • Castello di Valenzano, Subbiano
  • Castelnuovo di Subbiano
  • Fortezza Medicea, Arezzo
  • Rocca del Girifalco, Cortona
  • Rocca di Pierle, Cortona
Province of Florence
Province of Grosseto
Province of Livorno
Province of Lucca
Province of Massa and Carrara
Province of Pisa
Province of Pistoia
Province of Prato
Province of Siena

Regione-Umbria-Stemma.svg Umbria

Rocca Albornoziana tra le nuvole
Rocca Albornoziana, Spoleto

Veneto

Castrum Zumellarum
Castello di Zumelle, Feltre
Monselice castello2
Cini Castle, Monselice
Villa Giustiniani porta
Castello di Roncade, Roncade
I-VE-Noale2
Rocca dei Tempesta, Noale
Soave castello
Castello Scaligero, Soave
Province of Belluno
Province of Padua
Province of Rovigo
Province of Treviso
Province of Venezia
Province of Verona
Province of Vicenza

See also

References

  1. ^ Laurenzana – Castello Archived 2012-04-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Il Castello di Galeazza Archived 2012-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Touring Club of Italy (2006). Forlì-Cesena and its province: Journey into the heart of Romagna. Touring Editore. p. 50. ISBN 88-365-3488-0.
  4. ^ Touring Club of Italy (2006). Forlì-Cesena and its province: Journey into the heart of Romagna. Touring Editore. p. 64. ISBN 88-365-3488-0.
  5. ^ Touring Club of Italy (2006). Forlì-Cesena and its province: Journey into the heart of Romagna. Touring Editore. p. 92. ISBN 88-365-3488-0.
  6. ^ Fondazione di Vignola
  7. ^ "Ahrensperg" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Cormons" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Russiz" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Ruttars" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  11. ^ "Trussio" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Aviano" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  13. ^ "Montereale" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Spilimbergo" (in Italian). Consorzio per la Salvaguardia dei Castelli Storici del Friuli Venezia Giulia. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  15. ^ Castello Camozzi Vertova
  16. ^ "Castello Albani Di Urgnano" (in Italian). Castelli e torri d'italia. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  17. ^ "Castello di Padernello" (in Italian). Castelli e torri d'italia. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  18. ^ Castello dei Torriani e dei Bandello Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  19. ^ Castello di Bergamasco Archived 2011-12-30 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti. ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  20. ^ Castello di Camino Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  21. ^ Dongione del Castello di Carbonara Scrivia Archived 2012-03-18 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti. ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  22. ^ Castello di Cremolino Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  23. ^ Castello di Lajone di Quattordio Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  24. ^ Castello di Morbello Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  25. ^ Castello di Morsasco Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  26. ^ Castello di Orsara Bormida Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  27. ^ Castello di Piovera Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  28. ^ Castello di Pozzolo Formigaro Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  29. ^ Castello di Prasco Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  30. ^ Castello di Redabue a Masio Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  31. ^ Castello di Rocca Grimalda Archived 2011-09-18 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  32. ^ Castello di Tagliolo Monferrato, Associazione Castelli Aperti del Piemonte. ‹See Tfd›(in Italian)
  33. ^ Castello Sannazzaro di Giarole Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  34. ^ Fubine 2012 (Comune di Fubine, 2012), pp. 30–32.
  35. ^ Torre di Novi Ligure (Resti del Castello) Archived 2011-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti.
  36. ^ [1] Archived 2013-09-01 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti
  37. ^ [https://web.archive.org/web/20150515132440/http://www.castelliaperti.it/pagine/eng/scheda.lasso?-id=69 Archived 2015-05-15 at the Wayback Machine], Castelli Aperti
  38. ^ [2] Archived 2015-05-15 at the Wayback Machine, Castelli Aperti
Aragonese Castle

Aragonese Castle (Italian: Castello Aragonese) is a medieval castle next to Ischia (one of the Phlegraean Islands), at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, Italy. The castle stands on a volcanic rocky islet that connects to the larger island of Ischia by a causeway (Ponte Aragonese).

The castle was built by Hiero I of Syracuse in 474 BC. At the same time, two towers were built to control enemy fleets' movements. The rock was then occupied by Parthenopeans (the ancient inhabitants of Naples). In 326 BC the fortress was captured by Romans, and then again by the Parthenopeans. In 1441 Alfonso V of Aragon connected the rock to the island with a stone bridge instead of the prior wood bridge, and fortified the walls in order to defend the inhabitants against the raids of pirates.

Around 1700, about 2000 families lived on the islet, including a Poor Clares convent, an abbey of Basilian monks (of the Greek Orthodox Church), the bishop and the seminar, the prince with a military garrison. There were also thirteen churches. In 1809, the British troops laid siege to the island, then under French command, and shelled it to almost complete destruction. In 1912, the castle was sold to a private owner. Today the castle is the most visited monument of the island.It is accessed through a tunnel with large openings which let the light enter. Along the tunnel there is a small chapel consecrated to John Joseph of the Cross (Italian: San Giovan Giuseppe della Croce), the patron saint of the island. Outside the castle are the Church of the Immacolata and the Cathedral of Assunta. The first was built in 1737 on the location of a smaller chapel dedicated to Saint Francis, and closed after the suppression of Convents in 1806 as well as the nunnery of the Clarisses.

Castel Sant'Angelo

The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as Castel Sant'Angelo (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛl sanˈtandʒelo]; English: Castle of the Holy Angel), is a towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano, Rome, Italy. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The building was later used by the popes as a fortress and castle, and is now a museum. The structure was once the tallest building in Rome.

Castello Borgia

The Castello Borgia (also Borgia Castle or Rocca di Nepi) is a 16th-century castle in Nepi, in province of Viterbo, Italy originally refurbished for Lucrezia Borgia. The castle features a large square piazza surrounded by walls on all sides and circular towers at each corner.

Castello Borgia (disambiguation)

A number of Italian castles (or Italian: rocca) are associated with the Borgia family of Pope Alexander VI including:

Castello Borgia in Nepi

Rocca di Borgia in Camerino

The Rocca Abbaziale, also referred to as the Rocca dei Borgia.

Castello della Manta

Castello della Manta is a castle at Manta near Saluzzo, Province of Cuneo, region of Piedmont, in northern Italy.

The original building, dating from the 12th century, was later enlarged and transformed into a noble residence by the Saluzzo della Manta family, margraves of Saluzzo.

Among the numerous rooms, the Baronial Hall (Salone Baronale) is notable for the fresco cycle decorating its walls, a rare masterpiece of Late Gothic painting in northern Italy. The work is attributed to the anonymous Master of Castello della Manta. The cycle, completed soon after 1420, portrays the Nove Prodi, the Nine Worthies with their female counterparts. The artist may have used as models members of the House of the Margraves of Saluzzo. The figures are shown wearing precious contemporary clothing. Also depicted is the so-called Fountain of Youth, a theme taken from the tradition of French medieval stories. The scene is inspired by the poem by Marquess Thomas III of Saluzzo, Le Chevalier Errant).

The Sala delle Grottesche was decorated in the Mannerist style of the 16th century, and was commissioned by Marquess Michele Antonio around 1560. It has a finely painted ceiling, decorated with stuccoes, grotesques, ancient ruins and buildings.

Annexed to the castle is the church, whose apse has a series of frescoes about the life of Christ dating from the same time as the Baronial Hall decorations.

Castello di Lombardia

The Castello di Lombardia ("Lombardy Castle") is a castle in Enna, Sicily. It is one of the largest and most ancient edifices in Italy, with an area of some 26,000 m2 (280,000 sq ft)

Castello di Monte San Giovanni Campano

The Castle of Monte San Giovanni is a medieval fortress in Monte San Giovanni Campano, Lazio, central Italy, built in the 11th century. The castle is known as the place where Thomas Aquinas was imprisoned by his family ca. 1240 to 1242 in an attempt to dissuade him from joining the Dominican Order. It is also the first fortification ever to be breached because of shelling from portable artillery, in 1494.

Castello di Montecuccolo

The Castello di Montecuccolo is a castle in Pavullo nel Frignano, Modena, Italy.

Châtel-Argent

Châtel-Argent was an Italian medieval castle, in the Alpine town of Villeneuve, but today it is a ruin. Châtel-Argent, as with many other castles in the region, overlooks the Dora Baltea (French: Doire baltée) River which runs through the Aosta Valley.

D'Albertis Castle

The Castello d'Albertis, or D'Albertis Castle is a historical residence in Genoa, north-western Italy. It was the home of sea captain Enrico Alberto d'Albertis, and was donated to the city of Genoa on his death in 1932. It currently houses the Museo delle Culture del Mondo (Museum of World Cultures), inaugurated in 2004.

Fénis Castle

Fénis Castle (Italian: Castello di Fénis, French: Château de Fénis) is an Italian medieval castle located in the town of Fénis. It is one of the most famous castles in Aosta Valley, and for its architecture and its many towers and battlemented walls has become one of the major tourist attractions of the region.Built by the noble exiled famille de Cabourné who live in England to this day without the accented E.

Portofino

Portofino (Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrtoˈfiːno]; Ligurian: Portofin [ˌpɔɾtuˈfiŋ]) is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. The town is clustered around its small harbour, and is known for the colourfully painted buildings that line the shore.

Rocca Abbaziale

The Rocca Abbaziale (also called the Rocca dei Borgia) is an abbey, designed as a castle, in Subiaco, Lazio, Italy.

Rocca Flea

The Rocca Flea (Italian: Flea Castle) is a fortified palace in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria, central Italy. It is located in the upper part of the hill on which the town lies.

Rocca Malatestiana

The Rocca Malatestiana (Malatestian Stronghold) is a fortress in Cesena, Italy. The current structure is the third fortress built in the place, near the ruins of the two previous ones, of late-Roman and medieval age.

The fortress, one of the imposing in Romagna, has a court and two central towers, called the "Male" and the "Female". The Museum of Agriculture, located inside the latter, offers visitors a complete picture of rural life in Romagna over different ages, while the "Male Tower" hosts a permanent exhibition of Malatestian Ceramics.

Rocca di Borgia

The Rocca dei Borgia is a 16th-century castle in Camerino, in Marche, Italy originally built for Cesare Borgia.

The castle was designed by Ludovico Clodio for Cesare Borgia and was completed in 1503. It was originally built to enforce Borgia rule over Camerino and the surrounding area after Cesare's defeat of the Da Varano. It has cylindrical towers and a massive keep.

The castle was used as a command post by German occupation forces during World War II and fell into disrepair. That part of the castle which is still standing is now a restaurant.

Saint-Pierre Castle

Saint-Pierre Castle (Italian: Castello di Saint-Pierre, French: Château de Saint-Pierre) is a late 12th century castle located at Saint-Pierre in the Aosta Valley, Italy.

Scaligero Castle (Sirmione)

The Scaligero Castle is a fortress from the Scaliger era, access point to the historical center of Sirmione.

It's one of the most complete and well-conserved of Italy's castles.

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