Forte di San Leo, San Leo

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Forte di San Leo, the castle where Count Cagliostro died, also houses a museum. You will find a huge display of historical and military items, including armor and weapons such as crossbows and rifles. There's even a small torture chamber. Don’t miss the two towers, which have great views over the cliffs from the top. With our online itinerary creator, San Leo attractions like Forte di San Leo can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We were staying nearby on the Italian Riviera and had a trip to San Leo. The weather wasn't that great so we headed off to the fort. It cost about 10 euros each to get in, but there was lots to see. T...  more »
  • I happened to San Leo by accident ... A very charming town also the special entrance to the country ... the Fort is a 5-minute walk from the Center ... moving from an uphill path ... worth it to top a great view for both the Fort that the view ... dear cost to visit the fo RTE.
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  • Beautiful rocca. You get to walk, after a wonderful scenic route on foot, by car I didn't quite see the open road but I'm sure there's an alternative route. The ticket is €9 per adult, single ticket but offset by the fact that with just leave an ID you can have a tablet which is the audioguide
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  • Really nice between marche and Romagna to visit historical cities of art, always a historical capital of the Duchy of Montefeltro, Happy Orsinie prison of Cagliostro, San Leo is also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy of Berengar II, who was defeated at Pavia in 961. A first fortification on the top of montefu built by the Romans. In the Middle Ages was bitterly fought over by Byzantines, Goths, Franks, and Lombards. Between 961 and 963 were tightened siege Berengar II, last King of the Lombard Kingdom of Italy from Otto I of Saxony. Around the middle of the 11th century the counts of Montecopiolo arrived in Montefeltro, former name of San Leo, from which they drew the name and title of counts. In the second half of the fourteenth century the Malatesti managed to storm the fortress, alternating in the Montefeltro domain until the middle of the fifteenth century. In 1441 the young Federico da Montefeltro was the author of an enterprising strong climbing. To stand up to new military techniques he rebuilt the fortress by entrusting the task to the engineer Francesco di Giorgio Martini. The new structure allowed a dynamic counter-offensive, providing shooting directions crossed. To ensure this condition sides of the fortress were equipped with artillery and the roads were rendered inaccessible by enemy fire thanks to military outposts. In 1502 Cesare Borgia, with the support of Pope Alexander VI, took possession of the fortress. On the death of the Pontiff, in 1503, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro resumed possession of his lands. In 1516 the Florentine troops, backed this time by Leo X and led by Antonio Ricasoli entered the city and commandeered the Fort. Until the devolution to the Papal State of the Duchy of Urbino, in 1631, San Leoappartenne from 1527 to the Della Rovere. With the new possession where the building passed from rocca in prison, whose cells were taken in the living quarters of the military. Among the inmates who were imprisoned there are names of Felice Orsini and adventurer palermitano Cagliostro. In 1906 the fortress ceased to be a prison for eight years, until 1914, hosted a "Fellowship of discipline" In units of the commune of San Leo has been part of Marche (province of Pesaro and Urbino) until 15 August 2009, when he was seconded together with six other municipalities of Alta Valmarecchia in implementation of the outcome of a referendum held on 17 and 18 December 2006. Against the territorial change brands have proposed appeal to the Constitutional Court, but this felt it unfounded. Currently the fortress houses a Museum and an art gallery
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  • Gorgeous to go fast to reach in the camper. Spectacular scenery, from up here it has an exceptional panorama over the Valley can be visited with the fortress of €9. ticket and along a path that takes you under the towers, the town with its churches conclude the wonderful ride in San Leo
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  • To see. If you love history, you can't not visit it. The audiovisual Guide will accompany you all the way. I would recommend taking the shuttle only the first leg, the return is a nice walk.
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