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...we explored the battlements (with a pretty long drop down), a secret tunnel (too dark to photograph well), the reception rooms (largely empty), but the most spine-tingling aspect was to see centuries-old graffiti and scribblings on the prison walls made by the inmates.
So, what has Napoleon to do with a small medieval village in Lazio?
These drawings scratched into the walls of Sermoneta Castle were made by prison inmates put there by Napoleon. To pass the infernal boredom and gloom they drew these cartoons ridiculing his intelligence and gave him a very generous beak, to boot!
Other scribblings on the walls include prayers, what appear to be random designs and "I was here" type graffiti...