Rocca Malatestiana di Cesena
3,00 € discount on guided tours
The hill Garampo has always been occupied by a military building, which has been erected more and more close to the town till the present Fortress. After a Roman building, two more castles have been settled, but later dismantled. After the horrifing 'Sack of the Bretons' (1377), eventually, the present fortress took its place. The works lasted quite a hundred years and were not over yet when Malatesta Novello died (1465).
After the Malatesta, the Rocca was centre of power under Cesare Borgia and also a military building under the Popes. The Malatesta Fortress has to be considered a monument of great value, especially as a military one.
It has an irregular pentagonal shape, with five towers at the corners and two more, all of different shapes and sections. The visit begins at the entrance door, placed in a wall of 12 meters. The “corte” is today only a simple meadow and is dominated by the two inside towers, the highest 'mastio' or 'maschio' (=man) (which hosts an exposition of Malatestian Ceramics) and the lowest 'palatium' or 'femmina' (=woman)(seat of Museum of Agriculture). Of great interest also the track on the walls and inside them.
- Indirizzo: Via Cia degli Ordelaffi, 8
- Città: Cesena (FC)
- Tel: +39 0547 22409