Emilia-Romagna

Fortress of San Leo

The Fortress of San Leo and Its Torture Chamber

As you approach the town of San Leo in Emilia-Romagna, its role as an impenetrable, menacing fortress town comes into view. San Leo’s massive stone fortress, which also served as a palace and prison, was designed by Sienese architect and … Read more...

Map of Italy’s Earthquake Zones

Sandwiched between the Alps and the Africa plate, Italy has always been a hotspot for seismic activity.

The map above shows the earthquake zones in Italy — basically the entire Italian peninsula is an earthquake zone.

The legend indicates … Read more...

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