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The word ‘castle’ invariably strikes many of us about Europe. Although castles have been everywhere in the world yet how can one not think about the larger than life castles of Great Britain (Ireland and Scotland) and France which have witnessed history and endured through the time to retell the history. Here Are The Top 5 Most Beautiful Castles in Italy Read the full blog: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 5 Italian Castles that You Must Visit

5 Castles Of Italy You Cant Miss On Your Italian
1. Castel SantAngelo, Rome
  • The construction of Castel SantAngelo started
    way back in 123 A.D. It was commissioned by the
    then Roman Emperor Hadrian who wanted it to use
    it as a mausoleum for him and his family. Later,
    the building was converted into a castle by popes
    and in the 14th century under the orders of Pope
    Nicholas III an 800-meter fortified corridor was
    built which is known as Passetto di Borgo that
    connected it to St. Peters Basilica.

2. Monteriggioni, Tuscany
  • Etched in history by one of the greatest poets-
    Dante, Monteriggioni castle has a mention in one
    of the most popular works of the poet- the Divine
    Comedy. Although not situated in a city like
    Rome- a sanctum sanctorum of the Roman
    civilization, Monteriggioni is one of the
    beautiful Italian castles in the picturesque
    Tuscan region.

3. Castel dellOvo, Naples
  • The literal translation of Castel dellOvo in
    English is Egg Castle and the name has an
    interesting history about it. Located on a small
    peninsula, Megaride, a former island in the Gulf
    of Naples, Castel dellOvo according to legend is
    built on a magic egg buried by the ancient Roman
    poet Virgil. 

4. La Rocca Viscontea, CastellArquato
  • Probably the remotest of all (castles mentioned
    here) is the Rocca Viscontea. Located in the
    commune (town) CastellArquato in the province of
    Piacenza in the Italian region Emilia Romagna,
    stands more than half a millennium old castle
    Rocca Viscontea dominating the village and the
    valley Val dArda.

5. La Scarzuola, Umbria
  • Yet another picturesque Italian castle is the La
    Scarzuola which is a part of architect Tomaso
    Buzzis ideal city. Located a little north of
    Rome which often seems halfway (Florence and
    Rome) on the Autostrada 1 is the province of
    Terni. The rural town of Umbria in the
    municipality of Montegabbione in the province has
    the youngest castle of them all.

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