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Montefano and Montefiore near Recanati

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62019 Montefiore, Province of Macerata, Marche, Italy.  Montefano and Montefiore near Recanati, are two castles that around the tenth century were built in the border area between the Lombards of the Duchy of Spoleto and the Byzantines of Pentapoli and as such, they underwent the ups and downs of the confrontation between the two domains. The area was identified by the previous toponym fundus Florie, from which the castle built by the Recanatesi at the end of the thirteenth century to stem the arch-enemy, Osimo who faced the other castle, will take its name. The construction of the castle on the pre-existing inhabited site seems to have occurred in the late 13th century. Montefiore acquired the municipal statutes in 1405 and numerous fortification works were carried out throughout the fifteenth century. The raising of the large central tower, documented by the annals of 1429, pushes forward the hypothesis that in those years the sighting function was privileged rather than defense. Du…

Castle in Montefiore - Recanati

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Castello a Montefiore - Recanati, Via Luigi Flamini, 62019 Montefiore MC, Italy. The castle was built in the late thirteenth century and remodeled in the sixteenth century to withstand even the new forms of artillery. The beautiful crenelated tower is therefore protected by a circular system of walls. Majestic, proud and elegant, the Castello di Montefiore dominates the panorama of those who from the province of Ancona cast their eyes towards the Sibillini.

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