Category: Italy

Castello DI Padernello (Padernello Castle), Pa…

Castello DI Padernello (Padernello Castle), 
Padernello, (near San Giacomo), Brescia, Italy.

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The castle was built at the end of the 14th century by the Martinengo family, who owned it until the death of the last heir. After changing owners a few times, the castle was abandoned in 1961 until in 2006 the Padernello Castle Foundation started a long series of renovation projects. It has a working drawbridge and moat.

Sammezzano, aka the Castle of Sammezzano,Lecci…

Sammezzano, aka the Castle of Sammezzano,
Leccio, Reggello, Province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy.

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Sammezzano is an Italian palazzo, notable for its Moorish Revival architectural style. The original palazzo was erected in about 1605 by the Spanish nobleman, Ximenes of Aragon. In the 19th century, Ferdinand Panciatichi Ximenes inherited the property. Between 1853 and 1889, he remodeled it into one of the largest examples of Moorish Revival architecture.

Castel Nuovo (“New Castle”), aka Maschio Angio…

Castel Nuovo (“New Castle”), aka Maschio Angioino,
Piazza Municipio, Naples, Italy.

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Castel Nuovo was built in 1279. The castle’s scenic location and imposing size makes it one of the main architectural landmarks of the city of Naples.

Castel del Monte (Castle of the Mount), Andria…

Castel del Monte (Castle of the Mount),
Andria, Apulia region, Italy.

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Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citadel, constructed during the 1240s by the Emperor Frederick II who had inherited the lands from his mother, Constance of Sicily.

It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge leading some to conclude that it was never intended as a defensive fortress; On the other hand, archaeological work has suggested that it originally had a curtain wall, so what we see today might be just the keep of the original castle complex.

The Castel del Monte is a World Heritage Site, and appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin.

The Rocca di Urbisaglia, 62010 Urbisaglia MC, …

The Rocca di Urbisaglia,
62010 Urbisaglia MC, Province of Macerata, Italy.

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Rocca di Urbisaglia is a 16th-century military fortification, including ruins of medieval fortifications and Roman walls. Its imposing position, dominating the Fiastra Valley below, suggests that the Arx (the citadel, the most protected area of the town) is built over the Capitol of the ancient Roman town Urbs Salvia.

Castel del Monte (Castle of the Mount), Andria…

Castel del Monte (Castle of the Mount),
Andria, Apulia region, Italy.

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Castel del Monte is a 13th-century citdel and castle. It was constructed on a promontory, during the 1240s, by the Emperor Frederick II, who had inherited the lands from his mother, Constance of Sicily.

It has neither a moat nor a drawbridge – leading some to conclude that it was never intended as a defensive fortress. On the other hand, archaeological work has suggested that it originally had a curtain wall, so what we see today was just the keep of the original structure.

The Castel del Monteis a World Heritage Site, and appears on the Italian version of the one-cent euro coin.

Castel dell’Ovo [“Egg castle”], Via Eldorado, …

Castel dell’Ovo [“Egg castle”],
Via Eldorado, 3 80132 Naples, Italy. 

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Castel dell’Ovo is located on the former island of Megaride, now a peninsula, in the gulf of Naples.

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Castello della Guaita, San Marino, Italy ~ by ilhan1077

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Lago di Iseo, Italy *by esaclibur_1

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Castello Mafredonico,
Mussomeli (Mussumeli in Sicilian), Caltanissetta, Sicily, Italy.

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The Chiaramonte Castle, Castello Mafredonico, was built in 1370 in a Norman-Gothic style. It stands on a high crag at 778 metres, 2 km outside the town. It has halls, dungeons and a chapel with an alabaster depiction of the Madonna dell Catena (1516).