Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Castelvecchio

Castelvecchio was built in the 14th century and is located in Verona, Italy. It is the current home to a sculpture and art museum.

During World War II this bridge was destroyed by fleeing German troops, and later rebuilt with original materials rescued from the bottom of the river. Escape during political overthrow was the main purpose of the bridge. The slits were added to enable the bridge to be defended by cannon.

The wooden drawbridge had lots of mechanical parts and is currently the way to enter the castle. Beneath the drawbridge the ditch surrounding the castle was once filled with water from the Adige River. We were very impressed with the drawbridge and really enjoyed checking it out.

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