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The Museum "Birthplace of Gabriele d'Annunzio'' - Pescara

The Museum and Documentation Centre of the Franciscan Order in Abruzzo and Molise (Order of Friars Minor Conventual) is located in the fortress of the Castle of Monteodorisio (intended as an ancient village surrounded by walls) dating back to the 11th century. rebuilt in the fifteenth century. and adapted to stately residence in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. Inside the fortress, despite the harmful events mostly determined by man, three cylindrical towers (probably four), two curtain walls, interesting remains of walls presumably internal buildings and internal tower have been preserved. Inside the castle you can see the perimeter and the remains of city walls (Via dei Rinforzi and Via Muro Rotto, etc.); the three city towers, two of which date back to the fifteenth century. and one dating back to the thirteenth century, respectively called Via Muro Ruptto, Porta Carbonara and Castelluccio; the two bell towers, also for defensive purposes, of the current church of St. John the Baptist and the so-called Celestini (thirteenth century). The Museum contains valuable archaeological, architectural and artistic remains, found through fortuitous excavations or from the former church of St. Francis, in the deposits are preserved prints, photographs, ceramic fragments, from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries.

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