Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto, Civitella del Tronto

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Looking out above the Gran Sasso Mountains, Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto is a marvel of military engineering dating back to the 12th century. It's since been renovated, but still retains its Renaissance style. The elliptical fort contains two squares, one used for the training of troops and the other for ceremonial purposes. To get here, walk up the steep Ruetta, known as the narrowest street in Italy and originally meant to keep enemies from gaining access to the fortress. Plan your Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto visit and explore what else you can see and do in Civitella del Tronto using our Civitella del Tronto holiday maker site.
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  • Above the small town of Civitella del Tronto is this large fort, which luckily was not damaged during the 2016 earthquake, and is open for visits. The fort is mostly a ruin, although some barracks...  more »
  • I love visiting here, but having seen it over the past 10 years, it is a bit depressing to see it somewhat in disrepair. Some new rooms open, while a large amount has been closed off to the public...  more »
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  • Very wide and well maintained. Beautiful soldiers' quarters and the weapons museum.
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  • The exhibition of ancient weapons and vintage documents is very interesting and helps to understand what difficulties there were in being on the boundary between two states. THE imposing structure of the fortress and the complexity of the defence apparatus, the drinking water tanks are a good testimony of the technology of the time.
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