Tuscany Sights

La Rocca (The Fortress)

  • Military Site

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Dating from the 13th century, La Rocca (The Fortress) has a plaque commemorating writer Ludovico Ariosto's brief tenure here as commissar general for the Este. Ariosto (1474–1533) wrote the epic poem Orlando Furioso (1516), among other works. You can only see the impressive walls and great entryway of the fort from the outside—at this writing, entry into La Rocca was not allowed.

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Piazza Umberto, Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Tuscany, 55032, Italy

Published 04/24/2016


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