Lipari Castle

Lipari, Italy

The castle site in Lipari island has been populated for thousand years, but the current fortifications data mainly from the 16th century. The castle is surrounded by a long wall, built by the Spanish under Charles V domination around the mid-16th century.  The enter door leads to a gallery at exit, where an iron shutter was closed, and thanks to the existent trapdoors, boiling oils were poured. The first building to see is the Church of Santa Caterina, already dismissed, built between 16th and 18th centuries, with the cross nave. The castle has other religious structures; between them the Chiesa dell’Addolorata dating back to the 16th century, with a richly decorated Baroque façade; further there is the Chiesa dell’Immacolata built in 1747. In front of the Church of Santa Caterina two wide excavation ditches show the rests of huts dating back the Bronze Age and being a part of a Greek-Roman urban plant. Next to the excavations there is Concordato staircase, built in the 10th century to connect Saint Bartholomew’s Cathedral to the urban center.

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Via Castello, Lipari, Italy
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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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dusty (11 months ago)
there's a secret entrance here from the port walk towards tall rocky outcrop following the waters edge till the end and around as far as you can go and you'll find a small stone staircase leading up to the belvedere then up a rampart through a stone archway and into the castel grounds, continue to the other side and make a grand exit down the main broad staircase
Ognyan Ivanov (11 months ago)
Beautiful Castle situated near the Port and the City Center. Amazing View to the sea and great Ruins. The cathedral inside the Walls is also impressive. Very recommendable!
Janus Zeman (14 months ago)
When visiting Sicily, you must go to the Aeolian Islands.
Nigel Foley (2 years ago)
Twenty years ago I spent a month on lipari staying in the youth hostel which was in this castle...an awesome and beautiful experience.I also visited vulcano and one or two of the smaller Islands.
Nigel Foley (2 years ago)
Twenty years ago I spent a month on lipari staying in the youth hostel which was in this castle...an awesome and beautiful experience.I also visited vulcano and one or two of the smaller Islands.
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