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Rocca Malatestiana (Malatestian Rock)

Rocca Malatestiana



    Location:    Map

    Constructed: 14th century

    Tel. +39 0547 22409 (0547 356327)

    Entrance Fee: Euro 2.50, children Euro 1




Description of Rocca Malatestiana


Rocca Malatestiana was constructed in the 14th century near a site of an older Ancient Roman military fortification known as "castrum romanum". Roman defenses were destroyed by a landslide in the 11th century. Its ruins were used as a quarry for construction of a medieval structure. The stronghold of Rocca Malatestiana consists of protective wall that surrounds two towers inside the courtyard. The taller is called the "male", while a smaller one is nicknamed the "female". Today the Rocca Malatestiana is open to the public. Additionally it houses a museum inside dedicated to the life in Romagna region. The Male Tower is dedicated to Malatestian Ceramics Museum and the Female Tower houses the Museum of Agriculture. One of the most interesting places here are underground passages that contains former torture chambers, storage and other rooms. Some people who visited and worked here claim that souls of some of the former residents still haunt corridors of Rocca Malatestiana.









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