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    Malatesta & Montefeltro

    Malatesta Fortress

    Montefiore Conca

    Although built in a previous period one date is certain - 1337 - when Malatesta Guastafamiglia turned it into a military bastion that was also a residence, a place where people could rest and meet.

    Indeed in 1347, it played host to Andreas, King of Hungary with his entire entourage and later Popes Gregory XII and Julius II, Sigismund, Emperor of Bohemia and numerous other nobles and lord of the time. Another leading figure of the seignory, Malatesta Ungaro, commissioned the coat of arms at the entrance to the castle and the fine frescoes in what is called the Emperor’s Room. These unusual pieces are the work of Jacopo Avanzi and depict a battle scene with foot soldiers. The entire building has recently been renovated and has become even more imposing and beautiful, offering visitors the atmosphere of times gone by and an insight into the historical-architectural stratifications that have characterized it, exalting the artistic culture of the 14th century. These include the original roof, which can be admired by climbing to the highest part of the fortress that also offers stunning views of the Adriatic and the hills. Exhibitions and art events are held at the castle each year.


    Opening times: 

    from 10th June to 15th September: every day 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    evening openings on the occasion of initiatives and events
     

    from April to 10th June and October: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    special openings every day from 19 April to 1 May: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

    from November to March: Sundays and bank holidays 10:00 am - 6 pm (25th December and 1st January closed)


    Services:

    car park
    guided visits
    didactic laboratories for schools
    bookshop
    not accessible to disabled guests

    Opening hours

    Opening period: open all year round
    Entrance: fee payable
    Full fee:4.00 Reduced fee:3.00

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    Last update: 11/04/2019