Castello Ducale di Crecchio, Crecchio

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Castello ducale di Crecchio is a Middle Ages castle in Crecchio, Province of Chieti .HistoryThe castle was built by the Lombards in the eighth century, and later went into the possession of the Normans. In the fifteenth century the castle was restored by the Aragona family, and then went into the possession of the family De Riseis. In 1943 the castle was home to the King Vittorio Emanuele III, fleeing towards Brindisi, and then, in World War II, it was bombed by the Allies. The castle was later rebuilt completely, respecting its original appearance, and houses a museum of Byzantine Abruzzo finds.ArchitectureThe castle has a square plan, with walls, and an access bridge. The oldest tower is built by the Lombards (VIIIth century), while the other three corner towers date back to the Aragonese period. The structure, outside, has compared the mansion, with balconies and highly decorated windows. The interior has only an old room, the one that hosted the King Vittorio Emanuele, with its original bed, because the others were destroyed in World War II, and later rebuilt as exhibition rooms for the Byzantine museum.
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  • Olive Tower of castello ducale later than 19.00 then dinner and touring shows. Beautiful evening.
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  • A lovely place. In super accommodating and friendly. Recommend you go there especially during the Festival of 29 and 30 July. Spectacular. Yummy food (I recommend the delicious goat). Eat in earthen dishes with wooden spoon original too ... Oh I forgot .... you have to wash the dishes. Byzantine representations hilarious but at the same time full of history. An evening without words
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  • It is now common in Italy find castles, and this is no exception: small, well placed in a frame found in medieval Southampton. Nice environment during historical representations.
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  • A castle posted in beautiful environment held up well but should enhance it more
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  • Evokes medieval times
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