Rocca di Mondavio

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The Rocca di Mondavio or Rocca Roveresca di Mondavio is a 15th-century castle in the town of Mondavio, in the region of Marche, Italy. The castle is now two museums.

History[edit]

The castle was commissioned by Giovanni Della Rovere around 1492 from the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini. The castle, in excellent state of conservation since it was never sieged or bombed, houses a museum about personal and siege weapons, armor, uniforms, and battle strategies used in the age when such bulwarks were most useful. A trebuchet, built to designs of Martini, is on display in the moat. A torture reenactment is on display in the dungeon.

Every August 14-15, the castle sponsors a historic re-enactment of a period banquet, theater, and competitions. The events are meant to recall the reconciliation of the town with Giovanni Della Rovere, Lord of Senigallia.[1] The castle also houses painting exhibitions.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourism of Marche, entry on castle.
  2. ^ Comune of Mondavio entry on castle.

Coordinates: 43°40′27″N 12°58′06″E / 43.6741°N 12.9683°E / 43.6741; 12.9683