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Forte Malatesta, Ascoli Piceno

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  • This is a very massive and well preserved structure at the end of the centro storico. Built by the Etruscans and then the Romans to control the access to the town from the bridge over the river, it wa...  more »
  • There is much to see in Ascoli Piceno, and Forte Malatesta should be part of that itinerary, ranked as one of the most important examples of Renaissance fortified architecture in Italy. It pre-dates R...  more »
  • After visiting all these beautiful old buildings and churches this seemed a bit boring. Maybe it was because there was some rock show and guitar display going on which gave the place a funky vibe.  more »
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  • Closed the underground part but still interesting. Rough organization, bulletin boards with the few things exposed without any description and digital displays are switched off. For 6 euro I thought to much better. Beautiful fortress.
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  • A nice place not to miss in Ascoli piceno when you go to visit besides the stuffed olives
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  • Nice! Ascoli Piceno turns quickly and one of the stages and the Malatesta Castle with his Devil's bridge
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  • Old Fort renovated after the war used as a prison, now Center of cultural events.
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  • The Fort remains monument worth visiting: beautiful also the vision of the bridge in front of it facing the river creates a beautiful contrast of colors
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