Valeggio and its Scaligero castle
The Scaligero Castle, from the top of the hill on which it stands, dominates Valeggio and the entire Mincio valley, while maintaining the striking grandeur of the medieval fortifications of the fourteenth century.
Of its oldest part, almost completely razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1117, only the Torre Tonda remains, a unique horseshoe-shaped construction from the 10th century. which together with other three formed a fortification with a trapezoidal plan, adapted to the morphology of the territory. The part currently open to the public was originally called the "Rocca" and was accessed via two drawbridges. A third bridge, the only one still existing, led to the largest part of the complex, called the "Castle" of which only the ruins of the perimeter walls remain. The internal area is now occupied by a private villa, built in the early 1900s (Villa Nuvoloni - Sberna).
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