Forte Malatesta, Ascoli Piceno

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  • In the small town of Ascoli Piceno, rich in historical buildings and artifacts, we were impressed by the Malatesta fortress, erected on the banks of the torrent Castellano to ingress protection East of the city, just after the bridge of Porta Maggiore. The present building has undergone various uses: in Roman times was the site of a thermal plant on which flowed Salmacina Springs, then in about 1300 become defensive fortress, destroyed and erect again, she hosted as a Poor monastery, which later became the prison until 1980-1982. Now completely restored appears in its heyday, now home to a Museum, on the top floor there is the permanent exhibition of the early middle ages for which you will have to pay a ticket to €4.00. Connected to the fortress there is the bridge of di Cecco or "Devil's bridge" (it is said that Carter has built in one night with the help of the devil) is the oldest Roman bridge in Ascoli Piceno. I think it is one of the beauties that Ascoli gives its visitors ... salonup agvgroup!
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  • Hello everyone. The Malatesta fortress, it was built on an ancient Roman Fort in defensive bulwark of the bridge over the river Carlos and entrance to the city. Destroyed and rebuilt several times, Galeotto Malatesta, condottiero stuffed militias in the war against Fermo, arranged to strengthen it and became a medieval fortress impregnable named Forte Malatesta (ca 1350). Restored in 1828, the fortress was used as a prison. Now, a Museum, and guided tour costs 6 euros, you can visit the important examples found in the fortress in various historical periods.
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  • Strong interesting nice appeals to you already from the outside and as many beautiful and interesting inside €4 ticket price
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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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