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Rocca Calascio
The first group was made up of the only tower of the Norman period, probably built around 1000 and was used as a watchtower.
Come into possession of the Piccolomini family was expanded with the addition of four cylindrical towers connected by a wall.
In 1579 the Medici family bought for 106,000 ducats, the castle and the nearby village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in order to extend their possessions to exploit the wool trade
The castle overlooks the valley of Tiryns and Navelli plateau, a short distance from the plain of Campo Imperatore, is situated on a ridge at 1,460 meters above sea level, in a dominant position.
The village below, a long uninhabited, it makes up with a single body fortified

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9532 W: 132 N: 18482] (119690)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-08-16
  • Categories: Castles, Architecture
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-24 10:02
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