Serravalle Castle

Mineo, Italy

Serravalle Castle was built in the 13th century and enlarged probably in the 16th century. The stables and other annexed buildings were added in the 19th century. Today the castle exterior is one of the best preserved in the Eastern Sicily.

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Mineo, Italy
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Salvatore Lagona (3 months ago)
andrea pidatella (8 months ago)
Mauricio Villegas (11 months ago)
I love this place. So many colors, the crops, the peace, a mostly the owners. I hope I can return here in the future.
Mario Testa (3 years ago)
Alfia Coco (5 years ago)
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