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c/o Serravalle Pistoiese

43.904416°, 10.830974°

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From July 27 2018 to July 28 2018


20-24


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Website www.comune.serravalle-pistoiese.pt.it/serravallerock

Website www.suffissocore.com/serravallerock

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Facebook www.facebook.com/serravallerock

E-Mail l.becciani@comune.serravalle-pistoiese.pt.it l.becciani@comune.serravalle-pistoiese.pt.it

Phone 0573 917204 0573 917204


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Free entrance


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After the huge feedback received with the previous two editions, the great music comes back in the wonderful location of Rocca di Castruccio in Serravalle Pistoiese (PT).

The third edition of #Serravalle Rock will take place friday july 27th and saturday july 28th with this schedule

FRIDAY JULY 27th
PRIEST (Sweden)
PLATONICK DIVE
THE BANKROBBER

SATURDAY JULY 28th
MANITOBA
CASABLANCA
THE LU SILVER STRING BAND

Free entrance.

Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/198254540835812

www.youtube.com/watch?v=atFPGv6Eq3k

500px.com/lbecciani/galleries/serravalle-rock-ii

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c/o Serravalle Pistoiese

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The new fortress, called Castruccio's fortress, was built after the battles between Lucca, Firenze and Pistoia in the XIV century. Until this period, its role as a military base ensured a prominent political role, standing as it did between the opposing factions of the white and black Guelphs. After they conquered many castles on the Pistoian mountain, the forces of Moroello Malaspina from Lucca besieged Serravalle in 1302 and occupied it tree mounths later. They built a new fortress against the enemy Pistoia. There is a legend about this siege: in fact, after the victory, Moroello Malaspina wanted to punish Serravalle, but Saint Lodovico, Serravalle' s protector, appeared on the fortress inside a bright cloud.
After many vicissitudes, Serravalle was conquered by Castruccio Castracani, who came from Lucca to fight and defeat Pistoia. He fortified the new fortress with military garrisons and the new hexagonal tower. After his death, in 1328, Florentines and Pistoians followed each other in gaining controll of the pass, until Serravalle finally came under the rule of Firenze.
Now, the siege is commemorated during the medieval festival every year and the fortress is the location for the concerts during Serravalle Rock and Serravalle Jazz festivals.

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