Sant'Alessio Siculo Castle

Sant'Alessio Siculo, Italy

Sant'Alessio Siculo Castle was built by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Comnenos in his war against the Normans and the Arabs, who also held it. It was extended during the Norman era in the 12th century. In 1535 it was are residence of King Charles V Habsburg during the Conquest of Tunis. The castle consists of two towers on different peaks.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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ezio amadio (14 months ago)
A stone's throw from Taormina. The castle stands out from the top of its position .. clearly visible along the state road and especially when descending from Forza d’Agro.
Ale Esposito photo and video (14 months ago)
Very beautiful and suggestive
Maria De Domenico (15 months ago)
The Sant'Alessio Castle is closed, you can look only externally or from down from the beach, very beautiful and equipped with shower and descents for prams
Grazia Politi (16 months ago)
Suggestive the castle, show the surrounding landscape, clean sea and absolute tranquility
Sir User (2 years ago)
Expensive and boring
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