Civitella del Tronto
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MUSEUM OF ARMS AND OLD MAPS OF THE FORTRESS OF CIVITELLA DEL TRONTO

The historical sources report that in the XII and XIII centuries, the fortified town of Civitella, built in order to control the surrounding valleys, was already a strategic point for the border of the reign. The town-walls were probably enlarged by Alfonse of Aragon at the end of the fifteenth century and at the beginning of the sixteenth Bernardo Buontalenti, in order to adapt the fortress to the changed defensive needs, added to its structure five circular ramparts and a pentagonal one. The real fortress on the top of the mountain extends for more than five hundred meters on the rocky ridge


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