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Rocca Roveresca, Mondavio
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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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  • La rocca is accessible by paying a ticket 6 € (reduced 4 €) which also includes a visit to the art gallery in piazza Matteotti. The visit of the fortress grows downward with reconstruction of dining saloon, blockhouses, cooking and more, with mannequins that enliven the idea of daily life at Court in the past. The visit follows up on top on the top floor of the fortress, 360-degree view over the surrounding territory. Set up a display of guns, mortars etc.. and in the cases some armor, halberds and other items of the XV-XVI century. Fascinating indeed. If you switch to Mondavio a visit to the rocca is practically obligated.
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  • In recent days, during a food and wine tour organized by Fraternities of Trentino di Bacco and Erick, I'm back (I was missing for some years) in Mondavio, beautiful village marches Pesaro Urbino, a village surrounded by mighty walls. Inside is the imposing Rocca Roverasca, one of the most important examples of military architecture of Francesco di Giorgio Martini. Built by Giovanni della Rovere, Lord of Senigallia, the fortress houses an interesting Museum and the Armory with rich display of armor, sidearms faithfully reconstructed warship based on drawings of the famous architect. Impressive for the massive polygonal keep ten irregular faces Majesty connected to a roof and a tower rising from reinforcing the deep ditch. From everything you can imagine that the fortress was virtually impregnable. (GIUSEPPE CASAGRANDE)
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  • After visiting Senigallia, you had to have this comparison. Beautiful and better presented than in Senigallia. In the moat there are ancient weapons (eg. catapult)-size and the various floors of the Castle take place Dummies who create a fascinating insight into life at the time. The ticket costs € 6 (4) but also the right to visit the picture gallery. You can buy souvenirs at the ticket office. Bella.
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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