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Castiglione del Lago, Rocca del Leon, View towards the Donjon
Italy

The famous castle of Castiglione – the Rocca del Leon – is dominating the Lake Trasimeno. It was built in 1247 in the shape of a pentagon by Elia Coppi. The castle is guarded by 4 corner towers and one donjon – keep.

Copyright: Carsten T. Rees
Type: Spherical
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Taken: 11/08/2011
Uploaded: 17/09/2011
Updated: 16/10/2014
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Tags: castiglione del lago; lago trasimeno; rocca del leon; castle; donjon; keep
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