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As promised, in this topic I present their photos Rocca di Angera castle. |
Unfortunately not all!
Many remain behind the scenes, and you will be more interesting to visit the castle!
Once again a small description:
In the north of Italy, in the region of Lombardy, along the colorful shores of Lago Maggiore spread picturesque town of Anger. The most important symbol of the resort since ancient times is towering over him an ancient castle. During the Roman Empire, the place already enjoyed good location and combines the functions of port and transport interchanges. But only in 1497 the city became known as Anger, thanks to Duke Ludovico il Moro.
The architectural and historical treasure of the entire neighborhood - Castle Rocca di Angera - medieval structure, well dozhivshee to our time. Spread on the relief steep cliff, he presides over the clear waters of lacustrine. Legendary construction in all ages played an important role, including for the defense of the local land. Ownership of the graceful building passed from hand to hand. Originally the castle belonged to the Archbishop of rhubarb. Later - in 1384 - the acquisition of a happy family acquired the Visconti. In the XV century landmark came into the possession of Vitaliano Borromeo. Rocca di Angera in consequence of entrenched behind this name, the next generation of eminent ancestor of today possess a legendary palace.
The castle is a whole complex, which includes 5 buildings constructed at different times. The main tower of the square shape of the ball erected in the XII-XIII centuries. From here you can contemplate the vastness of the surrounding mountains and the lake in all its glory. Next to it is adjacent wing Visconti, called in honor of the former owners, - Ala Visconteo. Other construction called Ala dei Borromei. Modest in size palace, built in the XIII century, stands in the midst of the remains of an ancient tower. The final link in the year 1350 - the Torah di Giovanni Visconti - located in the southern part of the architectural ensemble.
Among the rooms a special attraction of the castle is different Hall of Justice, whose walls are decorated with stunning frescoes XII century. The museum is unique dolls, open the door in the walls of the complex since 1988, at the behest of a charming princess Bona Borromeo Arese. Here is an amazing collection of more than 1000 exhibits - wood, wax, rag, porcelain toy, dating back to XVIII and subsequent centuries. There is a museum department, which contains other countries doll outside Europe.
An important highlight of the Rocca di Angera, certainly stands the temple of the Madonna case of Riva, erected in 1662, five years after it like a miracle, the icon of the Virgin Mary with the infant beginning to exude the sacred liquid. Today this relic is stored in the walls of the church.
In addition to the interest of the castle City Archaeological Museum, located in the palace Pretorio XVI century building. In one of the sections presented objects found in ancient cave thousands of years ago is already populated by people who worshiped the Persian god of light - Mithras. The Rome office has exhibits that have become a godsend Association of History and Archaeology under the direction of Mario Bertolone which carried out excavations in the 70s of the last century. It was during this expedition found a few dozen graves of Roman tombs.
The area is really very big ... and incredibly beautiful open landscapes
Dolls and toys are very much just an incredible number of different nations ... the time:
All rooms are covered with pictures
Stairs are indeed very steep and narrow:
But the top is up, hence the open species such words can not convey)))