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Castel San Pietro

Castel S. Pietro rises on the top of Monte Ciolino, surrounded by a shady pine forest

Castel San Pietro owes its great strategic importance during the Middle Ages to prehistory. As a castle from the Stone Age and the following Bronze and Iron Age, Castel S. Pietro was the archaeological site of objects made of stone, ceramics, Roman coins and also a small statue of Apollo.

Today the ruin consists of only two box-shaped wall parts made of angular stones. Here and there some remains of beams are still visible. Castel San Pietro was nicknamed "Tre Corni" (Three Horns) because of its external appearance, which over the centuries and after destruction and decay, was characterised by only three robust wall sections (two of which are still preserved today).

The ruins of the complex, which rises near the village of Torcegno, can be reached in a short walk. It starts at the little church of Maria-Hilf and leads to the top of Monte Ciolino.

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The ruin is freely accessible.

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