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Roccascalegna is a small town of 1,400 inhabitants, situated on the hills surrounding the Sangro river. Probably the founders of Roccascalegna were the Longobards that, coming from the North of Italy, from 600 AD occupied permanently the current...more
You need to be fit and good at walking on uneven surfaces to visit.
An interesting castle at the end of the village.
We were very pleased to see that it was open at lunch time and were greeted by a lovely smile and welcome...More
I went to Castello di Roccascalegna with a friend who used to live in the city and I had an amazing time knowing the history about this beautiful place. It's pretty good inside and also give you a stunning view. If you have a chance...More
The tiny village of Roccascalegna rises in the shadow of its wonderful castle. The old fortress was built in the Middle Age by the Barons of Roccascalegna on the rock that dominates the landscape. Thanks to a brief walk in the village, you can reach...More
Spectacular scenery and a completely charming location it is almost a fairy tale atmosphere. The only downside was the lack of english translation for the exhibits. Very difficult to find from the main road.
We included the Roccascalegna castle on our retreat. It was after a long week and an earlier hike in the mountains, but the striking visual of the Roccascalegna castle on a cliff overlooking the hills woke everyone up.
The refurbishment works completed about 15 years ago made this castle a little gem in the core of Abruzzo.
It was exactly 18 years since my last visit and despite the size of the castle are not impressive, the location and shape are something remarkable...More
Really good for a morning or late afternoon trip as the light will be good for photos. The views from the castle are amazing and the views back up to the castle perched on its rock are stunning. We were lucky enough to also catch...More
In all probability , the founders of Roccascalegna were the Lombards , who, from 600 AD, occupied permanently the current southern Abruzzo and Molise, having descended from northern Italy .
Consequence of this was the alignment of the Byzantine garrisons on the shores of the...More