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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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  • There is a nice view from the castle and Crecchio is very pretty. During the summer there are variuos festivals which make the visit even more pleasant  more »
  • In beautiful location, with a remarkable panorama, the castle itself is interesting for and history. The Museum does not have extraordinary objects for laymen, but stimulate the interest in a little-known story. To remember the vintage photos of the family of late 19th and 20th centuries
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  • Castle overlooking the characteristic Crecchio, I recommend visiting the Castle, admission is by donation and there are several Etruscan and a beautiful private collection, advice
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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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