Thursday, May 15, 2014

Your venue in the ancient city of Itri, Italy

Incantato Tours is happy to announce that the Phoenix Girls Chorus is confirmed to have a concert at the ancient Itri Castle.

The castle located in Itri, a small city and commune in the province of Latina, has an impressive history and dates back to the 9th century. Itri is also called "one of the most beautiful towns in Italy".
As typically for castles, it has a strategically position high on a hill, overlooking the Appian Way, which is one of the most famous ancient roads. The town was built around the castle afterwards and then spread along the passage of the Appian Way.

The round tower was given the name “Crocodile Tower”. The legend says, the tower contained a pool which was home of a crocodile. Prisoners, who had been condemned to death, were thrown in the pool and eaten by the reptile.

Recently the castle has undergone extensive reconstruction and renovation.  It was partly destroyed in 1944 when the town of Itri was savagely pounded by aerial bombardment, which left 75% of the town in ruins. The castle is now used for exhibitions and cultural events and an atmospheric setting for summer music and film festivals.

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