Rocca Calascio

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rocca calascio

Rocca Calascio is a mountaintop fortress or rocca at an elevation of 1,460 metres. It is the highest fortress in the Apennines.
Built of stone and masonry exclusively for military purposes and intended only to accommodate troops and never as residence for nobles, the fortress overlooks the Plain of Navelli at one of the highest points in the ancient Barony of Carapelle.
The fortress was never tested in battle. However, it was badly damaged in November 1461 by an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7 to 8 on the Richter Scale. While the town of Calascio, which lies below the fortress, was rebuilt, the fortress was not.

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Location
Province of L'Aquila, Italy
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Built
10th century

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