Castelraimondo is situated almost at the end of Alta valley of Potenza river all around a very pleasant environment with hilly terrains that end with Primo, Gemmo and Crispiero Mounts. You can see Castelraimondo from afar thanks to the Cassero, a medieval tower originally with merlons and 37 meters high, trace of an evocative and prestigious past. Until the 19th century the town did not develop a lot, however the biggest improvement occurred in Borgo and Arie areas; starting from the first years of 20th century they paid lot of attention in expanding to Camerino direction, realizing the main street, delimited by valuable buildings in Liberty style but, unfortunately, some of them got replaced. Today the town has found another growth stimulus in industrial and artisanal activities but, together with other communities of that area, full of history, art and culture, was able to preserve that connection between past and future, between tradition and modernity.
The visitWhen you visit Castleraimondo you cannot miss visiting the two town symbols. The Lanciano Castle became important when Giovanni Da Varano wanted to build a defensive line that, from Pioraco, reached Letaggie Mount. Those fortification works involved the Beregna Tower (1381), the Parco tower (1381), the Porta di Ferro Tower (lit. Iron Gate Tower) near the Pioraco Castle and a buildup of Lanciano. When the princess Maria Sofia Giustiniani Baldini Gravina, the last owner of Lanciano, died in 1977, designated all her personal assets to the Diocesan curia of Camerino. The scrupulous restorations did not change the historical, aesthetic and emotional identity of that place, while clever equipment retouching works have valued special prices and exalted atmospheres. The castle keeps being surrounded by a secular park, crossed by watercourses coming from Potenza river and that expands along roads to Camerino, Castelraimondo and Pioraco. The Cassero is a watchtower made of a line of towers, moats and rock walls that the Da Varano lordship wanted to be built to defend the town against Camerino, for a distance of 12 kilometers from Pioraco to Torre Beregna, during all the wars against the nearby towns of Matelica and san Severino. The Cassero of Castelraimondo, that overlooks all the territory of marche region, is what is left of what might have been a nice fortress built during the 14th century. The tower made with merlons, is 35 meters high and was involved in a fortified building of which today there are only few remains: parts of town walls now absorbed in the parish church. On the other hand, the tower turned into the Church of San Biagio’s campanile.
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Comune di Castelraimondo
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