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Montefiore (the Mount of Flowers)
Mediaeval Fortress - Interiors view (See WS for more shot)


The building was spacious and fully capable of satisfying the taste and cultural needs of the Malatesta family. On 13th December 1347 the King of Hungary and his entire retinue was entertained there, together with the notables of the town of Rimini.

Pandolfo Malatesta did his best to make the Fortress more beautiful and welcoming, however it was under the reign of Sigismondo, an enlightened lord and lover of the arts, that it reached the height of its splendour. During this period the Fortress receives the final touches: impregnable rampart and noble dwelling, where the lord regained his strength spent in continuous wars amidst idleness and hunting.

This is the most powerful symbol of the Malatesta family in the entire valley of Valconca; the landscape from this balcony arrive until the sea.

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