Gradara culture castle hotel offers holiday fun fair to the sea


It is located in the hinterland of the Marche-Romagna coast, not far from the sea and with a beautiful, hilly landscape - extreme offshoot of the Apennines - that is the background. He is best known for its historic Rocca Malatesta, who along with his fortified town and its walls are a typical example of medieval architecture, the result of a careful restoration carried out in the early twentieth century.The early history of Gradara is closely tied to the vicissitudes of his castle, for centuries subject to the dominion of the families Malatesta, Sforza, Della Rovere and Moscow. According to legend, in it were killed Paolo Malatesta and Francesca da Rimini, killed out of jealousy by his brother Paul, Gianciotto Malatesta.A classic ancient village enclosed inside a long city wall where the imposing and spectacular castle, a superb example of military architecture, completes the medieval center. The fortress was completed by Malatesta between 1307 and 1325 and has subsequently been restored several times. Legend has it that in Gradara, the Malatesta household was the setting of the tragic love between Paolo and Francesca, sung by Dante: 'The trembling mouth, he kissed me ...



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