The Rocca di Mondavio or Rocca Roveresca di Mondavio is a 15th-century castle in the town of Mondavio, in the region of Marche, Italy. The castle is now two museums.HistoryThe castle was commissioned by Giovanni Della Rovere around 1492 from the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini. The castle, in excellent state of conservation since it was never sieged or bombed, houses a museum about personal and siege weapons, armor, uniforms, and battle strategies used in the age when such bulwarks were most useful. A trebuchet, built to designs of Martini, is on display in the moat. A torture renactment is on display in the dungeon.Every August 14-15, the castle sponsors a historic re-enactment of a period banquet, theater, and competitions. The events are meant to recall the reconciliation of the town with Giovanni Della Rovere, Lord of Senigallia. The castle also houses painting exhibitions.
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  • the level of conservation of the fortress is such that we can fully appreciate the life inside the Manor during the Renaissance. Even the reconstructions (kitchen, dining room, stables and waterboard) are very appreciable especially if you visit the Rocca coming with children. The narrow passages of the underground part is interesting because it seems to go back in time. The breathtaking view from the top of the main tower is fantastic. I didn't notice if there was availability of audio guide because they actually would be useful. The ticket price is not very low but includes a visit to the nearby Apollo Theatre. Of great interest is the exposure of war machines placed at the base of the rock. Definitely worth visiting
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  • Having never undergone neither sieges nor attacks, precisely for this reason the Rocca di Mondavio shows all its beauty and skill of the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Sienese Renaissance Italian military architect. I visited this year, along with my wife, on a hot afternoon in July ... ... admiring the geometry and the variety of forms, from all points of view, external and internal. With the fall of the Duchy of Urbino in 1631, returning part of the Papal States (prison Pontifical), the fortress loses its original function, although it was conceived as a veritable war machine, able to oppose to all weapons of the era: from catapults and Trebuchets to early firearms (cannons). To visit, to complete the visit, the Museum of historical reenactment.
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  • Mondavio is a beautiful little village. Together with Corinaldo we believe it's the most special village in the area. If you can visit Mondavio on a day when local festivities take place you might be ...  more »
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  • But how do you keep such a beautiful fortress in that way? Entrance costs more than the Gradara Castle, no guided tour on site unless you book days before. We went to go inside (after spending well €16 in 2 adults and a 6 years) without knowing history either because no flyers or posters in the halls ke explained what we were seeing. The basement with virtually no lights, I worked 1 out of 5 so ke the waterboard, though there was purely by accident, we didn't know was there ... all lights burnt out, went ahead in 2 with the flesh of the phones and with my daughter terrified with fear. The puppets were those of 20 years ago when I was gone, them selves!!! Not a painted or cleaned up, horrible! Simply put after 5 minutes we ended the visit and fortune friendly volunteer showed us ke anke Theatre (cute) and if not were just money down the drain!
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  • Nice and well maintained.
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  • Bella rocca

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