Castel Menardo, Serramonacesca

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Menardo Castle is a medieval castle in Serramonacesca, Pescara, Abruzzo.


The stronghold may have served as a line of defense against raids by the Saracens on the nearby Abbey of San Liberatore. There are no reliable references that can confirm the castle’s ancestry. However, just like the abbey, legend attributes its construction to Charlemagne, who did it in order to fortify his empire’s southern frontier. But it’s more likely that the castle was built between the 12th and the 14th century.

The design is triangular, with a quadrangular structure on one end and circular turrets guarding the other two vertices. With traces of apartments on a lower level than the castle floor, the body must have been on two levels.

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