The Giro offered up some interesting castles this year. And as usual Italy is replete with historical narrative.
Next up Julius Ceasar would have to queue these days to cross his famous river
Another city in the “Romagnol” also has fine surviving medieval fortress
Forlimpopoli suffered in medieval times – it was a battleground for Papal control of the area.
Forli another city on the Via Emilia where in medieval times the Ordelaffi family fought the Popes for its control, finally being dominated after it was siezed by Cesare Borgia.
And Faenza too……..dominated in the 14th Century by the Guelph Manfredi
Into the mountains and we switch to Napoleonic themes
Rocca d’Anfo initially a Venetian fortification was expanded by Napoleon in the 1800’s
Not quite as many images this year but these aerial shots give a different perspective on some amazing historical sites across Italy.