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Rocca San Zenone - Terni

It is found along the road that crosses all the northern slopes of the Ternana basin at the end of the Val di Serra. The castle has undergone many transformations over the centuries and always under Terni's rule it represented the guard outpost towards the Terre Arnolfe and the powerful town of Spoleto. Despite the many tampering suffered over the centuries Rocca San Zenone still represents a magnificent example of a fortified settlement. The current structures of the fortress can be placed between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. At an altitude of 508 m a.s.l. there is a physically isolated watchtower but in optical connection with the Rocca, which stands on top of a rocky spur behind the town. The cylindrical shape and the construction features lead to the hypothesis that it was erected in the second half of the 15th century. The other cylindrical tower located further down and the semi-elliptical buttress tower should date back to the same period, but the two towers are remakes of more ancient fortified structures, as early as 1367 the fortress is described with four towers. In the foreground, the church of the Beata Vergine del Rosario, now privately owned.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19864 W: 130 N: 42008] (221493)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2022-05-09
  • Belichting: f/0.8, 30 Seconden
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-09 8:44
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