Walk along the river in the Conca valley and you will see the Montefiora fortress atop its rocky outcrop. In 1322, it was conquered by the powerful Malatesta family and converted into their summer residence, where they entertained emperors and even the Pope.
After crossing through three sets of imposing castle walls, you can explore the Salon of the Emperor, the Imperial Throne Room and private chapel, made accessible by recent restoration work. Stroll through the surrounding village and you will see the castle’s lasting impact on the area, as churches, manor houses and monasteries sprung up as Montefiora flourished.
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