Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Il Castello di Zavattarello

 Castle entrance looking into the central courtyard.

The Well House and cool room of the castle 

View across the rickety drawbridge to the double doored entrance.
If the first door was penetrated the attackers risked have boiling
oil being poured upon them through a specially constructed hole
between the two doors.

Skyward view from the castle's central courtyard
Zavattarello in the provence of Pavia in the foothills of the Italian Apennines is a beautiful old 'Borgo Medioevale' looked  upon by it's castle which is perched on top of a hill. The castle, when it is floodlit at night viewed from the village below, appears to be floating in the night sky.

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