Torriana

Torriana

HISTORY

Scorticata Castle, now known as Torriana, is documented in a parchment dating from the 12th century when, along with a number of other castles, it swore allegiance to Rimini. In fact, records of its fortress date from this period. It stood on a rock surrounded by bulwarks and towers and enclosed a church and a sumptuous noble palace. Along with Montebello, the town once marked the gateway to the middle of the Marecchia Valley and before becoming a Malatesta fortification it was fought over by the Malatesta and Montefeltro families. Today hardly a trace remains of the old walls, save the southern gate, which is flanked by two bulwarks. Their original shape can still be seen externally whereas internally they have turned into residential homes. The fortification system extends onto two pointy hills that, from north and south, were referred to as a “castle” and “tower” and their ruins still dominate the town of Torriana.

The Castle

On the first hill stood the “castle”, which had a south-facing entrance flanked by two round bastions. There are still some remains of the boundary wall, a reservoir, a basement room and the ruins of the keep.

The Tower
On the second peak there was a small fortress, as shown by the remains of the foundations of a square tower. Although it is rather fragmented the complex has retained a clearly medieval aspect that is fairly interesting, especially due to nearby Montebello Castle, one of the most remarkable medieval buildings in the Marecchia Valley.

Information:
Town Hall and Pro Loco Association Tel. 0541/675220

 

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