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Discover History And Legends Of The Gradara Castle In The Marche Region
The Gradara Castle is a medieval fortress that is located in the town of Gradara, Marche, in Italy. It is protected by two walls, the outermost of which extends for almost 800 meters, making it the imposing structure. Particularly striking is the view of the fortress and the underlying historical village at night. The castle is one of the most visited monuments in the region and is the scene of museum events, musical and artistic.
Legend has it that the castle was the scene of the famous and tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, love story that was immortalized by Dante in his Divine Comedy.
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