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Castello Rosso #16 | by Broken Window Theory
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Castello Rosso #16

The history of this fake castle already begins in the 12th century. In medieval Italy a stronghold was built that looks surprisingly similar to this one. In the late 19th century it turned out that the count who was supposed to inherit the property wasn’t a direct descendent of the castle’s builder. Even after a longstanding family dispute he ended up empty-handed.


The word is that his wife threatened to leave the baron if he didn’t get the castle. But she was the daughter of a wealthy foreign businessman and the count was relying on that power and money. So, he wanted the castle at all costs.


Ultimately it was probably his megalomania that gave him the idea to simply clone the palace. In order to do this the baron hired a prestigious architect who was nearly able to replicate the original. And the best part of the story: The copy is located only around 200 meters of beeline next to the real castle. Only human mind is able to come up with such an insane idea.


To learn more about this place make sure to watch our documentary:

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Taken on July 6, 2018