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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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  • Fun fort in old town. 4 floors you can walk around to get an idea how it was back then. Not really big so you are in 30-45 m ready.
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  • one can not visit! It's a real leap forward in time ... as if by magic it comes back to the Renaissance! It is maintained very well and from the tower you can enjoy a fantastic panorama ..!!!! ....
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  • Rich in history in the second half ' 400, to be studied with care, Mondavio now presents itself as a country of medieval atmosphere surrounded by imposing walls and centered on the beautiful Rocca. The polygonal Tower and the entire fortress, never subjected to attacks, are virtually intact and well preserved. The tour route, split level, made of long tunnels, leads to medieval environments of daily life, made of wax dummies in various costumes with manicured. The Armory-Museum, in this case, contains several pieces of authentic time and well appreciated. Finally, in the ditch of the walls, there are life-size, imposing and menacing war machines that will leave impressed, especially the younger ones. A stroll through the narrow streets of the village will lead to the peaceful atmosphere of the time. Medium to high costs.
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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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