Inici Castle in Monte Icini mountain existed maybe already in pre-Roman age. The current structure dates mainly from the 11th century. In the 17th century it belonged to Jesuits, who enlarged the site. Later the castle has been restored as a residence and in 1960 there were still 60 people living on it. It was abandoned in 1968 after been damaged by earthquake.

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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Davide Santoro (5 months ago)
Beautiful and evocative place but left to itself, uncared for, in which meters and meters of weeds have grown and where the walls and walls come down dangerously with a simple touch. It is always a huge regret to see the degradation and abandonment in places rich in history of Sicily.
Otiv (2 years ago)
A place left to itself, not fully open to visitors, its majesty can only be admired externally. Present asbestos scrap
Otiv (2 years ago)
A place left to itself, not fully open to visitors, its majesty can only be admired externally. Present asbestos scrap
Николай Лундгрен (4 years ago)
He was not very impressed, but since they were there, they decided to call in. It turned out that the main damage to the castle was caused by the earthquake of 1968, and until that moment people still lived there! And the main tower collapsed relatively recently, in 1998. Now this building looks in a very abandoned state. Nearby grows a chestnut, very huge and beautiful, I have never seen such. On the way to the castle you pass by vast plantations of vineyards and olive groves - also worthy of attention.
Николай Лундгрен (4 years ago)
He was not very impressed, but since they were there, they decided to call in. It turned out that the main damage to the castle was caused by the earthquake of 1968, and until that moment people still lived there! And the main tower collapsed relatively recently, in 1998. Now this building looks in a very abandoned state. Nearby grows a chestnut, very huge and beautiful, I have never seen such. On the way to the castle you pass by vast plantations of vineyards and olive groves - also worthy of attention.
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