Rocca di Asolo

Asolo, Italy

According a tradition there has been a defensive complex here since pre-Roman times. The Rocca fortress was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. The last military operation took place in 1510 and after that Rocca was moved as hospital and private use. 

The fortress was involved in his latest war episode in 1510 . Gradually Persa's strategic importance, the structure was used as a variety of uses also becoming hospital during the continuous plagues of the sixteenth century. Decommissioning in 1650 , Venice even tried to sell it to private.

The massive construction has a polygonal plant of nine unequal sides. There are no open slits or windows: only one door gives an access to the upper defensive system of the city.

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Via Colmarion 10, Asolo, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Helm Petersen (22 months ago)
Nice tower, not much too see
Laszlo Pataki (22 months ago)
Great wiev over the Alps
Thomas Ozbun (2 years ago)
Medieval fort dating to the 12th century, partially ruined it used to have a much older church inside it (6th century). The views from the top are great, both south across the plain and north towards the Dolomites. Worth the 2 euros. Open only during the weekend
Dmitry Usenco (2 years ago)
The fortress is closed for restoration and no sign actually says so
Diane Carter (2 years ago)
Asolo is a beautiful town. Walked up many steps to reach the castle and when we reached it this is what we found. Exhausting ascent, but after the much less gruelling descent we had a lovely lunch in the square. Well worth the visit. Fantastic photo opportunities
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