The castle in Severin na Kupi is mentioned for the first time in 1558. The Frankopans erected it above the steep bank of the river Kupa, whilst along with the tower the chronicles also mention a wooden castle from the same period. After the death of the last of the Frankopans and the failure of the Zrinski-Frankopan Conspiracy in 1671 this building was also looted and ruined.
The castle gained its current appearance with a renovation in 1803, during the time of Duke Ivan Oršić. It is a two-storey building of a rectangular ground plan, corners reinforced with cylindrical towers and with an interior courtyard and arcade columns. The Chapel of St Florian, located within the castle complex, has small dimensions with an emphasised arched doorway and turret. Alongside the castle is a garden, which is protected and has been declared as a monument of landscape architecture.References:
Redipuglia is the largest Italian Military Sacrarium. It rises up on the western front of the Monte Sei Busi, which, in the First World War was bitterly fought after because, although it was not very high, from its summit it allowed an ample range of access from the West to the first steps of the Karstic table area.
The monumental staircase on which the remains of one hundred thousand fallen soldiers are lined up and which has at its base the monolith of the Duke of Aosta, who was the commanding officer of the third Brigade, and gives an image of a military grouping in the field of a Great Unity with its Commanding Officer at the front. The mortal remains of 100,187 fallen soldiers lie here, 39,857 of them identified and 60,330 unknown.