The Castellieri of Montegabbione
The elements of fortification of which
the territory is sprinkled, ancient trace in the landscape of Montegabbione
Travelling toward Montegabbione is
not quite difficult to perceive on the summit of a high ground one of that
typical elements of its landscape, the Castellieri, enclosures turned to
fortification since the age of the bronze and re-used, widened and developed
during the Middle Ages. Some of them have resulted in real suburbs and fortresses.
Among the most representative it is worth to mention those of Torricella,
of Poggio Murale, Poggio della Croce and the Montarale.
Same Montegabbione rose in medieval
epoch, on the escort of a pre-existing Roman site, for purely defensive purposes,
as it still shows the urban order. It's a well preserved suburb and endowed
with a solid surrounded building, whose buildings spread radially beginning
from the Castle, that dominates the whole inhabited area from the top of
the hill. The entry of the village is endowed with a mighty tower that polls
from what remains of some lines of the ancient boundaries.
Despite has a slightly decentralised
position that sets it out of some of the classical itineraries, a deviation for
Montegabbione is recommended to all those people that are interested in a
tourism that privileges destinations not obvious but from the strong
suggestions. The landscape is nearly uncontaminated and offers numerous
itineraries of remarkable naturalistic and historical interest. It's
particularly suitable for whoever is searching a relaxing and beneficent
atmosphere, inserted in a bright and dynamic cultural context that reserves
surprises of great charm. One of these are the marvellous Scarzuola, a
convent complex of the XIII century completely restructured by the architect Tommaso
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