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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Николай Лундгрен (2 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.
Ksay shade of (2 years ago)
The castle was heavily damaged through it's time. Nowadays it's just a picturesque ruins, which was not accessible for tourists. It was mostly damaged from 1960-ies to 1990-ies from earthquake and continue to ruin. Also note that the road to get to this castle might not be in a good shape - I was afraid that our Fiat 500 would have stuck a couple of times.
Anna Verde (2 years ago)
A pile of ruins. Full of weeds ... the natural has taken over ... Potentially ... the structures can be recovered ....
Muz (2 years ago)
castle located on the south side of Monte Inici in the territory of the municipality of Castellammare del Golfo. In the 16th century it was owned by the Sanclemente, barons of Inici. Currently it is in a state of neglect nature has recovered the territory by covering the inside of the castle with vegetation, making exploration difficult, among other things dangerous as something could collapse at any moment
Alberto Bignardi (3 years ago)
Unfortunately the site is not mantained or maintained. So you can not access because of the vegetation.
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