Santo Stefano d'Aveto Castle

Santo Stefano d'Aveto, Italy

Santo Stefano d'Aveto Castle controlled the roads from the Apennines to Emilia. It was probably built int the 12th century, first time documented in 1164.

The castle that presents itself now is an interesting pentagonal structure with ramparts on four of the five perimetral corners. In ancient times the arms square could be reached, an area onto which the different rooms on the ground floor open, using drawbridges that were easy to lift in case of attacks.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Fabrizio Arduino (7 months ago)
Di sera semplicemente fantastico
Giulia Rossi (10 months ago)
Il paese Santo Stefano D'Aveto è una perla...nella pace e nel verde
Silvio Maini (11 months ago)
Il Castello oggi pomeriggio era chiuso, molto bello dall'esterno
Antonio Pastorino (15 months ago)
Visitato da fuori, abbastanza imponente e massiccio considerando anche che Santo Stefano D'Aveto è abbastanza isolato. Sicuramente affascinante e meritevole di una visita.
Giovanni Pagliari (17 months ago)
Castello molto ben tenuto, anche se sono rimaste solo le mura perimetrali e un qualcosina degli interni. Per realizzare il suo recente restauro sono arrivati soldi dall'unione europea. Questa fortezza, poco conosciuta sì trova all'ingresso di Santo Stefano d'Aveto è molto imponente e impossibile da non vedere. Al suo interno si tengono delle mostre e vi è stato costruito un palco dotato di spalti di modo da tenere dei comizi, concerti e/o manifestazioni. Ottimo posto in cui portare i bimbi
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