The Grifeo Castle in Partanna is the well-preserved example of medieval castle built along the western part of Sicily. It was built in 1076 by Roger II  against Arabs. The castle has been designed by the architect Perbono Calandrino who characterised the building with amazing towers and gardens. It was a home of the Princes Grifeo for about nine centuries. Today the castle is a museum that displays lots of ancient masterpieces as its charming basements with its amazing old wine cellars.

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Founded: 1076
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.sicily.co.uk

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Antonino Coraci (9 months ago)
I would have liked to visit it from inside, but there wasn't even the caretaker .. a real shame ..
Salvatore Mangione (10 months ago)
Structure closed for renovation when I passed it in July 2021
Mike Burgio (2 years ago)
Found on the road and you fall in love. Love at first sight it was! You can visit it and open and go back
Camillo Di Maria (2 years ago)
Imposing structure, renovated, in a questionable way, with rooms used as a museum where everything is exhibited, but in the end you cannot grasp the essence of the place. The stables have become beautiful conference rooms. Sore point, like many public sites, there is no guide service and maintenance leaves something to be desired, falling plasters, weeds in the garden. However, I always recommend visiting it and maybe reporting things that are not going well.
gino li vigni (3 years ago)
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