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    Malatesta & Montefeltro

    City gate Passerello and fortress


    As you head along via Marconi, past the Collegiate church, you have a lovely view of Torriana, the Marecchia valley and a large 14-century tower, now a viewpoint.

    Eventually, you come to the hamlet of Passerello, in the upper section of the town and once the site of a fortress of the same name. Today, all that remains are some ruins from the walls, which were partly used when the Benedictine monastery of the Monache di S. Chiara was built over the former fortress in  the early 17th century. The old city gate stands next to the monastery. It was built in 1449 as part of other defensive additions ordered by Sigismondo, but partially pulled down in 1964. It has now been rebuilt using the original materials. A paved road to the right, leading downhill, takes you along a section of the S. Giorgio walls and across the heavily restructured medieval district.

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    Last update: 04/02/2022