Castello di Roccascalegna

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Castle of Roccascalegna
Castello di Roccascalegna
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Castle in Roccascalegna
Castle of Roccascalegna is located in Italy
Castle of Roccascalegna
Castle of Roccascalegna
Type Castle
Site history
Built 12th century

Castello di Roccascalegna (Italian for Castle of Roccascalegna) is a medieval castle in Roccascalegna, Province of Chieti, Abruzzo, southern Italy.[1]


The castle was principally constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries, at a time of military rivalry between the Angevin and Aragonese armies.[2]


A steep flight of steps leads from the plain of San Pietro to the entrance where there are the remains of the drawbridge. On the right there is a tower called Tower of Sentinel. The courtyard leads to other towers: the prison tower and the Angevin tower and the chapel with a gutter to collect rain water that flows into a tank. A further ramp leads to the watchtower built with both stone masonry and brick with openings on all four sides. The walls of the castle surround the overhanging rocky mountainous site of the Castle.[3][4][5] The castle was featured as a principal location in the film Tale of Tales.[6]


  1. ^ Latini, Marialuce (2000). "Roccascalegna (CH), Il castello". Guida ai Castelli d'Abruzzo (in Italian). Pescara: Carsa Edizioni. pp. 148–151. ISBN 88-85854-87-7. 
  2. ^ "Castello di Roccascalegna". Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Descrizione dal portale di Sangroaventino
  4. ^ Autori Vari, Roccascalegna (CH) - Il castello in Guida ai Castelli d'Abruzzo, pag.148-149, Carsa Edizioni, 2000 Pescara, ISBN 88-85854-87-7
  5. ^ "Roccascalegna Castle, Castles province of Chieti". Rete Della Cultura Abruzzese. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Tale of Tales filming locations". January 10, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 

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Coordinates: 42°03′45″N 14°18′17″E / 42.0625°N 14.3047°E / 42.0625; 14.3047