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St. Leo stands on the highest point of a rock overlooking the valley of Marecchia, surrounded by a series of steep vertical walls uninhabitable by any lato.è certainly been one of the most impregnable fortresses of all time.

The place was already fortified in Roman times, since the Middle Ages, was bitterly fought over by the Byzantines, Goths, Franks and Longobardila area surrounding the fortress was used for the purpose and strategic defensive, but the current system and the appearance of the site are traced back to the second half of the fifteenth century, a period in which Federico da Montefeltro put in place various works with the supervision of the architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini.

Here he met his death after long years of imprisonment the famous adventurer Giuseppe Balsamo, better known as Count Cagliostro, you can still visit his cell.

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Additional Photos by Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9333 W: 132 N: 17983] (116895)
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