Visiting Albornozian fortresses in Umbria



Egidio Albornoz was a cardinal, politician and Spanish leader who came to Italy around the second half of the '300 at the behest of Pope Innocent VI who, at that time, was in Avignon, with the aim of consolidating the power of the Papal state. The Cardinal took care of reconquering large areas of central Italy by implementing a control policy thanks also to the "Rocche", starting from Orvieto. He built numerous fortifications that had the purpose, not only to strengthen the Papal State on a m...

 

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