Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna

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Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna

Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna
4.5
Castles • Government Buildings
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
Roccascalegna is a small town of 1,400 inhabitants, situated on the hills surrounding the Sangro river. Probably the founders of Roccascalegna were the Longobards that, coming from the North of Italy, from 600 AD occupied permanently the current southern Molise and Abruzzo. Because of this the Byzantine garrisons rallied on the Adriatic Sea coast. The construction of the first watch tower by Longobards can be explained as a result of the logic of such conflict as well as the Castle. After the end of the conflict between Longobards and Byzantines, except a note of an accounting in 1320, there are no historical source concerning the Roccascalegna Castle until 1525. In this year we can see a description of the structure of the restored castle, in compliance with the new requirements necessary with the advent of firearms. In the 1705 another deed describes the restoration of the entrance steps of the castle of Roccascalegna. Since 1700 the Castle was abandoned for three centuries, during which the bad weather and the thefts of the local population helped to ruin its structure, until the donation, appenened in the 1985, by Croce Nanni, the last feudal family to the Local Council of Roccascalegna. Immediately began the restoration work that reported the Roccascalegna Castle to its former glory in 1996.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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529zsuzsah
8 contributions
Nice castle
Aug 2020 • Couples
Worth to visit if you're nearby.
Due to covid, the number of visitors were limited, entering the castle was only allowed with a group guided by a tourist guide.
Written August 24, 2020
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Pluma A
1 contribution
A castle on the rock!
Aug 2020
I've visited this castle, very scenographic view and a real medieval one: complete with the original stairs of the ancient times! It's been a very interesting and nice experience. Price is small only 4 euros, entrance with semi-guided itinerary possible only by using a mask. IMO visit non advisable for people suffering of heights phobia! But all in all it's been a cool trip😉

Written August 8, 2020
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david r
87 contributions
A spectacular castle commanding great views.
Sep 2019
Roccascalegna is a 'must' if you are in the area. If you are heading towards the coast its only a few kilometers up into the hills off the SS652. The castle is very spectacular, perched on an overhanging rock outcrop and completely dominating the village below. The ascent is up flights of fairly steep rock steps and it is possible to reach the highest point of the keep. Seen from below it hardly seems credible. Well worth the effort and worth walking around the village..
Written September 30, 2019
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766tomw
Higham Ferrers, UK322 contributions
Beautiful views
Sep 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit if you’re in Abruzzo. We parked in the town and followed the road down toward the castle. It is signposted and it costs three euros per person.

Definitely worth visiting as the views are incredible and so is the architecture. How they got the stone up the hill all those centuries ago is incredible.

It’s quite a short visit as there isn’t a lot to do and take decent footwear as the steps up to the castle are very uneven and you could hurt yourself easily. Recommend it though.
Written September 18, 2019
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PhileasFogg_11
Galway, Ireland27 contributions
Stunning
Aug 2019
The view of the Castello as you drive into Roccascalegna is stunning. We self toured the castello, amazing views and had an interesting hour or so. Well worth a visit.
Written September 4, 2019
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cycleplus1
MIlton Keynes774 contributions
Well worth the visit,but wear walking shoes
Nov 2017 • Couples
You need to be fit and good at walking on uneven surfaces to visit.
An interesting castle at the end of the village.
We were very pleased to see that it was open at lunch time and were greeted by a lovely smile and welcome from the ticket seller.She advised it was a reduced rate of only €2 each(no idea why)
The entrance appears to have the original stairs(if you can call them that),very uneven steps,hence the need for very sturdy footwear.There were exhibitions in Italian with a description of the rooms you were in in English.
The views were lovely,so I would suggest going on a day with good visibility.
There is also a room dedicated to instruments of torture,which did have descriptions in English.Read them if you dare!
A lovely castle top,definitely recommend.
Written November 4, 2017
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Luiz H
Sao Paulo, Sp42 contributions
Visiting with a local
Jul 2017 • Friends
I went to Castello di Roccascalegna with a friend who used to live in the city and I had an amazing time knowing the history about this beautiful place. It's pretty good inside and also give you a stunning view. If you have a chance go to the castle and walk around the village.
Written July 9, 2017
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Davide M
Avezzano, Italy112 contributions
Walking through history
Jun 2017 • Solo
The tiny village of Roccascalegna rises in the shadow of its wonderful castle. The old fortress was built in the Middle Age by the Barons of Roccascalegna on the rock that dominates the landscape. Thanks to a brief walk in the village, you can reach the Castle where you can both visit the rooms of the castle and have a panoramic tour on the walls of the stronghold.
Written June 4, 2017
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castellohair
Delray Beach, FL9 contributions
best view in Abruzzo
Jul 2016
My business Castello Salon Spa was inspired by this beautiful castle in the Italian mountain side. Worth visiting!
Written February 2, 2017
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ordoftheinn
West Berkshire34 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2016 • Couples
Spectacular scenery and a completely charming location it is almost a fairy tale atmosphere. The only downside was the lack of english translation for the exhibits. Very difficult to find from the main road.
Written January 10, 2017
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