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Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
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Offagna, In Le Marche

Offagna is a small town on the border between the old zones of influence of Osimo and Ancona. The people of Ancona erected the fortress (1454-55), which dominates the town and is the main tourist attraction of the place: inside there is the Museum of the Fortress, which hosts exhibitions and collections of antique weapons. Square plan with towers, the fortress has also fifty positions for mortars, a novelty at the time, when firearms made their first appearance. Climbing on top of the tower, you can see the old bell (1476) and the beautiful landscape that you can enjoy to the surrounding countryside.

What not to miss - To complete the offer of Offagna museum, contribute the Museum of Natural Sciences Luigi Paolucci, which illustrates the flora and fauna of the area and the Museum of the Liberation of Ancona, a collection of photographic material relating to the battles of the Second World War to the release of Ancona, located in some rooms adjoining the Monastery of Santa Zita done in the eighteenth century by the architect Andrea Vinci. [...]

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La Rocca di Offagna and the Medieval Festivals

La Rocca di Offagna and the Medieval Festivals | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Rocca is a symbol of the ancient medieval village of Offagna. It was built up between 1454 and 1456 and it immediately had a remarkable rule in the transitional military architecture history, following medieval fortification themes, and as defense against the attacks of the near Osimo.

Having quadrangular plan, the Rocca distinguishes itself because the presence of a Mastio over 30 metres high – house of the lord of the castle – having a bronze bell dated 1477, and it was used to alert the people of a imminent danger. The Mastio, tower of command and highest point of sighting, was also given the charge of advanced defensive building compared to the south-eastern frontline. Provided with a walling, reinforced with towers, the Rock is a rare example of transitional fortification most probably the result of the great talent of Lombard workers...

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