Castles

Castello San Giorgio, Mantova
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by
  Castle of St. George, Ducal Palace, Mantua   Castello San Giorgio is part of the Ducal Palace located in the city of Mantova, The castle can be reached by entering from the Ponte San Giorgio. It is a reddish castle and dates back to the Middle Ages, from the time of the Gonzaga...
Castello Ducale dei Gonzaga, Mantova
Wednesday, October 01TH, 2014 by
  Mantua - Aerial view - Photo courtesy of EdoM/Wikimedia   The Reggia dei Gonzaga or the Palazzo Ducale is located in the city of Mantua, or Mantova. The palace is, in fact, a group of buildings located between Piazza Sordello and the shore of the bottom lake...
Castles in Lazio
Thursday, September 18TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
  The region of Lazio is rich in castles, and contrary to what people may think, they are not all in Rome.  Thruogh the region, wonderful buildings await to be discovered: here are some of the best.      Castles by the sea     Castello di Santa Severa   Located at less than one hour from Rome, the...
Castles in Puglia
Monday, August 25TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Apulia is another Italian region rich in castles with different styles and origins. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful ones in the region:   Castles by the sea in Puglia Placed right next to the sea or sometimes directly on the sea, you will find such types of castles in several Apulian...
Castles in Eastern Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Catania Castello di Aci Castello The castle of  Aci Castello was built in dark volcanic stone and it is situated on a cliff on the sea, not far from the town. Due to its strategic position, this place was used as a fortress and it was conquered by Normans. The castle was destroyed several times...
Castles in Central Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
The central section of Sicily includes a number of beautiful castles that can be visited among the provinces of Enna and Caltanissetta. In this article you will find a list of some of the best castles that you can find here, with some useful information about the past of the area and its legends...
Castles in Western Sicily
Thursday, July 24TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
Sicily is the region with the highest number of castles in the country. It would be impossible to visit all the castles present on the island but here is some of the must-to-visit reduced in a short selection in the Western side of the territory:  Agrigento Castle of Racalmuto  Most of the...
Calabria and its castles
Tuesday, July 01TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
    Castles in Calabria were mainly built to protect lands and people from sea attacks coming from the region's vast coast line. It was the Normans who first started to build fortresses and castles here, but there are also sites with different origins. Here is a selection of the most amazing among...
Todi Castle, Todi
Thursday, June 26TH, 2014 by
Todi, Panorama    Todi Castle is located in the town of Todi in the region of Umbria. The castle is also known as Capecchio and is located on top of a hill 10 miles from the town of Todi, close to Terni. The castle was originally built in the year 1100 AD as a watch tower, and...
The most famous castles in Basilicata
Thursday, June 19TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
By Anna De Filippo   If you have a penchant for historical buildings and castles are your thing, then Basilicata may be the region for you, as it is home to some magnificent buildings created by the Normans, the Bourbons and the Anjou. Many of them are in ruins, but still maintain a timeless charm...

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