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Castello di Gradara, Gradara
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
The 12th-century hilltop Castello di Gradara remains one of the region’s finest examples of medieval architecture, with an interior packed with authentic furnishings that were extensively restored in the 1920s. This medieval fortress is protected by two walls, the outermost of which extends for almost 800 m (2,600 ft), making it one of the area’s most imposing structures. The castle is one of the most visited monuments in this part of the country and is the scene of regular cultural and musical events. Legend has it that this site provided a romantic setting for the tragic story of star-crossed lovers Paolo and Francesca, who were immortalized in Dante’s "Divine Comedy." To explore the castle on a guided tour, remember to reserve your tickets by phone or online before you make the trip. Add Castello di Gradara and other attractions to your Gradara trip itinerary using our Gradara trip itinerary maker.
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Castello in gran parte restaurato al'inizio del 900: resta comunque un importante esempio di rocca medievaleCastle largely restored at the beginning of 900: remains an important example of medieval fortressshow original
Sulle prime colline che dalla terra dell'infinito leopardiano si affacciano verso la Romagna solatia di pascoliana memoria, si eleva dolcemente quasi con grazia femminea il castello e il borgo di Grad... read more »On the hills that from Earth lemniscates on Leopardi's face towards the Sun gently rises to pascoliana memory, Romagna almost daintily feminine the Castle and the village of Gradara.La location allows you to enjoy a beautiful view from its walls ghibelline that goes from the sea to the Apennines. Gradara is a fairy place suspended between history and legend to the tragic love of Paolo and Francesca, sung by Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio and D'Annunzio. The first construction dates back to 1150 corresponding to a medieval tower. The Malatesta family originating in the nearby Verucchio bought the tower and turned it into a Fortress by building the Group and later the walls with 17 crenellated towers and three drawbridges that made the village below the Castle impregnable. Gradara is the scenario where we held the majority of Malatesta saga: since Patriarch John called the Mastin Vecchio by Dante in his "Comedia", Guastafamiglia so-called for the mania to eliminate his kinsmen, Galeazzo the inept and the great Sigismondo Pandolfo, a talented man of arms, of the branch of Rimini, clashing with the Pope decreed the end of family power. In 1464 ends their Lordship which had brought Gardiner to be "Villa adorned with superb buildings, pleasant plantations and abundant vineyards". Then come the Sforza who leave their mark on the altarpiece of Robbia of 1480 by Andrea Della Robbia, in the magnificent porch, in the majestic staircase and frescoes found in different rooms of the Rocca including Lucrezia Borgia's apartment who lived here three years of marriage (1493-1496) with Giovanni Sforza before Father Pope Alexander VI if the resumption in order to tighten other alliances. For three years in the stands of Gradara waved flags of Cesare Borgia il Valentino said, but after the death of Pope Sforza resumed the reins of command and returning with his third wife Ginevra Tiepolo who was pregnant, did paint the beautiful Sala dei Putti, in honor of the longed-for heir who was born here. But the little who was named Costanzo, died prematurely and soon after followed him to the grave his father Giovanni and so enters in 1513 Francesco Maria Della Rovere, nephew of Pope Julius II and Duke of Urbino In 1631 the Rocca along with the dukedom passes to the State of the Church and these are the years of decay until in 1920 a philanthropist named Umberto Zanvettori falls for Gradara and spends all his money for the restoration of the Castle and town. The fortress is worth a visit especially (and I never tire of saying it) in days dominated by clouds that in my humble opinion make the Castle even more impressive.show original
Als Abwechslung zu unserem Bedeurlaub in Pesaro und weil das Wetter mal nicht mitspielte, haben wir uns für den Besuch der Mittelalterlichen Stadtanlage und Burg entschieden die wir auf dem Weg nach S... read more »A variety to our Bedeurlaub in Pesaro and because time didn't play with the weather, we decided to visit the medieval system of city and castle that we had accidentally discovered on the way to San Marino. After some searching, we got to the parking lot directly below the Castle, which was for a fee but certainly affordable. The system excels in one by a castle wall surrounding the entire city within which the character of the medieval city has still been preserved. Several restaurants and souvenir shops to the stroll and linger a. On a direct route from the main portal, you then reach the actual Castle which can be seen against entry. Because the castle was renovated after the war she is in good condition and signs tell something about the history of the same. The rooms are equipped sized furniture and paintings with historical, even if not according to common era. All in all definitely a trip worth as also the views and the entire system are very beautiful and even more small sights offer...show original
Beautiful place to visit .steep hill to climb up to the castle past gift shops and cafes . lots to see in the castle .fantastic view's.
Carinissimo, cercate di andare quando è gratis.
molto bello e molto curato
Filippo PetrucciPlace to visit! It is a small village in the hills, just a few minutes from the motorway exit. Very nice is characteristic for a ride inside the fortified walls of the town. You can also make the ride over on the walls. Seems like a place from another time.show original
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