Medieval Fortress of Brisighella, Emilia Romagna, Italy | Originally built of gypsum rock in 1228. In the 14th century Manfredi, Lords of Faenza, built a bigger castle and 200 yrs. later the Venetians conquered it and gave the castle its present look.
bonitavista: “ Vorselaar Castle, Belgium photo via martha ”
(Japan) Himeji castle. Hyogo, Japan
Beautiful | from The Sixth Duke
Walmer-The Queen's Garden - Windsor Castle, England
Sorrento, Italy One of the most beautiful places in the world.
Château de Monte-Cristo, France Coincidence? I think not. I wonder if this is what inspired Dumas. Even though the real Athos (musketeer who inspired character) was from Gascony, the La Fere Dumas used is in Picardy. He saw a reference that Anne of Austria once stayed in Chateau La Fere (in the Ainse Region of Picardy not the Athos-Aspis Region of Bearn, Gascony) I know because I've been doing a Lot of research of late. May have also helped that Dumas was born in Ainse.
Hunyad Castle, Built between the 13th and 14th century in Gothic and Renaissance Architecture, is a 13 story castle that sits over the Zlasti River in Transylvania, Romania. The castle was the most powerful fortress in its time and the real location where Count Dracula was confined. Over the centuries many legends have surrounded the castle and it is considered the inspiration for Bram Stokers famous 1897 Gothic novel.