The Rocca is a symbol of the ancient medieval village of Offagna. It was built up between 1454 and 1456 and it immediately had a remarkable rule in the transitional military architecture history, following medieval fortification themes, and as defense against the attacks of the near Osimo.Having quadrangular plan, the Rocca distinguishes itself because the presence of a Mastio over 30 metres high – house of the lord of the castle – having a bronze bell dated 1477, and it was used to alert the people of a imminent danger. The Mastio, tower of command and highest point of sighting, was also given the charge of advanced defensive building compared to the south-eastern frontline. Provided with a walling, reinforced with towers, the Rock is a rare example of transitional fortification most probably the result of the great talent of Lombard workers…
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