Castello Svevo

Augusta, Italy

Castello Svevo ('Schwabian castle') was erected in 1232 when the older Norman watch tower was extended. It was built to protect Sicily from the coastal raids. The bastions were added in the 16th century. Today the castle is dilapidated and not open to public for security reasons.


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Founded: 1232
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Vehbi Shehu (13 months ago)
A must visit place
John-Anthony Fletcher (2 years ago)
Shameful It is a place with incredible potential that could be a jewel in the crown of this town. In a complete state of abandonment, now swallowed up by vegetation and plundered of everything. Simply shameful.
Keith Aquilina (2 years ago)
Very interesting building yet in a state of neglect. Too much rubbish all around the place, a pity
Igor Ugainsterman (3 years ago)
Interesting place and beautiful!
Fabio Da Roit (3 years ago)
I hope its degradation is just a problem of money and not of good will. The only acceptable thing is the Spanish door on the street
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