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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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  • Well presented historic fortress in a magnificent setting in a hilltop town. Plenty to see in the museum, genuine old armour and weapons. Passages to explore , dungeons,, displays to explain how the f...  more »
  • The view of the great and well maintained fortress is special at the various moments of the day. Don't forget to take pictures around sunset  more »
  • It is not the first time I visit the fortress, but I see that nothing has changed over the years. Entrance ticket, €6 is way too expensive for what little and tired that it shows! Not suitable for disabled people, and especially no public restrooms. Inside you can visit many rooms, but with little evidence and without guidance. There are even signs for exit routes in case of emergency.
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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