Pantelleria Castle

Pantelleria, Italy

The foundation of the castle on the island of Pantelleria can possibly traced back to the Arab or Byzantine period in Sicily, even if it is not attested with certainty before the 13th century.

The Castello Barbacane is located in the centre of Pantelleria town at the entrance of the old harbour and is accessed via a staircase from the Via Castello. It was a bulwark to protect the maritime trade of the island, facing the harbour on one side and walls lapped by the sea on the other side. Until just over a century ago, the castle was the predominant element of the walled city

The castle is well preserved and worth a visit.

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

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من هنا From here (7 months ago)
Very nice place especially during the musical festival
Giovanna (10 months ago)
I only visited the castle twice... the first time I was little and they showed me where they kept the prisoners and told the story... and the second time I would have liked to see many things but there were only the costumes of carnival and photos.... seeing as it is a castle and a prison I would have liked to see different things, perhaps the rooms or the heads found (of the statues)
raffaella fantoli (11 months ago)
Once I arrive in Pantelleria I discover that you can only visit the castle in the month of August…. Why such a beautiful and historic place cannot be visited in July is not clear! Among other things, I understand that it is free but a tourist would also pay a ticket to enter and visit it! It's such a shame, I'm turning to the mayor!!!!
Cinzia Cogo (12 months ago)
Shamefully closed! At least they had the decency to put up a sign explaining why, given that the municipality's website declares it open and also indicates the times.
Fabio Girelli (2 years ago)
The Castle of Pantelleria, also known as Castello Barbacane, is one of the oldest architectural works in Pantelleria. Located in a strategic position, at the mouth of the old port of Pantelleria, it dominates the entire city center. It is home to the archaeological museum.
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