Motta Sant'Anastasia Castle

Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy

The Tower of Motta Sant'Anastasia was built between 1070 and 1074 by the will of the Count Roger of Hauteville. The massive tower with a rectangular plan, with a base of about 21.5 by 9 by 17 metres, is about 21 metres high and is a typical defensive structure of the early Middle Ages. The roof terrace retains almost intact battlements.

The structure consists of three elevations. Only the first of these is still the original arched windows ogive (external) and at all sixth (inside). The other two square windows, on other levels, such as the current front door, go back to the 15th century.

The ground floor was designed for military housing. In it there are a number of holes for defence.

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Founded: 1070-1074
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Beautiful experience exceptional welcome by the lady in charge of the museum .... to be reviewed and proposed to everyone
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I was surprised it's free to visit this castle.
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Truly a excited place to visit
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Awesome example of Norman power and contintal reach!
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