Monte Poggiolo

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View of the Castle of Monte Poggiolo from 1905.

Monte Poggiolo is a hill near Forlì, Italy in the Emilia-Romagna area. The hill overlooks the Montone River valley from an elevation of 212 m.[1]

At Monte Poggiolo is a Florentine castle. The fort was designed by Giuliano da Maiano and built in 1471 in the form of a rhombus with four towers.[1]

Thousands of Paleolithic-era artifacts have been recovered from the nearby area of Ca’ Belvedere (for Casa Belvedere) and dated to around 850,000 years before the present, making them the oldest evidence of human habitation in Italy.[2]


  1. ^ a b Forlì, Cesena and its province 2005. Touring Editore. 2006. ISBN 8836534880. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  2. ^ Muttoni, G. et al., 2011. First dated human occupation of Italy at ~ 0.85 Ma during the late Early Pleistocene climate transition. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307(3-4), pp.241-252.

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Coordinates: 44°12′06″N 11°57′00″E / 44.20167°N 11.95000°E / 44.20167; 11.95000