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Albornoz fortress

La Rocca Albornoz (Forteresse Albornoziana) is a fortress located on the top of the hill Sant’Elia on the city of Spoleto. This is the main bulwark of the system of fortifications built by Pope Innocent VI, to militarily strengthen and make more evident the authority of the Church in the territories of central Italy, in view of the imminent return of the papacy in Rome from Avignon after sixty years.

Work began in 1359 and completed in 1370. Have been chaired by the Spanish Cardinal Albornoz, under the direction of Matteo Gattaponi of Gubbio.

Rocca Albornoziana, 06049 Spoleto PG, Italy

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