Torre delle Mandre

Altavilla Milicia, Italy

Torre delle Mandre was probably built when Sicily was under the Crown of Aragon in the 15th or 16th centuries. It was mentioned first time in documents in 1557. The tower was purposed to protect area against Maghreb pirates.

Comments

Your name



Details

Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Roberto Ilardo (4 years ago)
AMAZING Natural Spot!
Pamela Whitney (4 years ago)
Lovely lovely lovely views
Frauke Theusner (5 years ago)
Exhausting to go up in the heat but great view
Fer Ata (5 years ago)
Nice place to swing and relax...
Fabrizio Oddo (5 years ago)
Beautiful spot, clean water, easy access for families with kids. Not 5 stars because unfortunately the beach is not clean and it's difficult to find a parking space (1€ per hour or 5€ all day).
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Hohenwerfen Castle

Hohenwerfen Castle stands high above the Austrian town of Werfen in the Salzach valley. The castle is surrounded by the Berchtesgaden Alps and the adjacent Tennengebirge mountain range. The fortification is a 'sister' of Hohensalzburg Castle both dated from the 11th century.

The former fortification was built between 1075 and 1078 during the Imperial Investiture Controversy by the order of Archbishop Gebhard of Salzburg as a strategic bulwark. Gebhard, an ally of Pope Gregory VII and the anti-king Rudolf of Rheinfelden, had three major castles extended to secure the Salzburg archbishopric against the forces of King Henry IV: Hohenwerfen, Hohensalzburg and Petersberg Castle at Friesach in Carinthia.