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Visit Italy's Medieval and Renaissance Castles

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From Alto Adige to Basilicata, you'll find castles in every region of Italy. Some Italian castles are immense defensive fortresses, while others are perched improbably on top of remote mountaintops. Many Italian castles are open to the public. Consider a visit to one of Italy's hilltop castles. You'll be rewarded with stunning views and a glimpse of Italy's warlike past.
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Avio Castle, Sabbionara di AvioWalk the Paths Used by Thirteenth-Century KnightsA Spectacular View of the Adige River ValleyCastello Caetani, Sermoneta
Southern Lazio's Medieval JewelSixteenth-Century OpulenceChurch Towers Among the RooftopsVisit the Spanish Fortress in Abruzzo's Regional Capital
Massive Walls and Water DefensesAncient History Inside the CastleModern Meets Renaissance in the Heart of L'AquilaCastel del Monte, Andria
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