|Castruccio Castracani talks to one of his advisers about his life|
leading up to the Battle of Altopascio while standing on the
steps of the Mastio of the Fortress of Montecarlo.
|Who would dare attack this fortress with its imposing walls and alert and well-armed guards?|
|Elena explains the recent history of|
the Fortezza as the tour begins.
|Those lovely maidens in the garden were sent to persuade other Ghibelline forces to come to Lucca's assistance.|
|Castruccio, from a drawing found in the|
State Archives in Lucca.
|Chestnuts roast on an open fire as the fortress inhabitants prepare for a victory celebration.|