Modica Castle

Modica, Italy

Modica Castle is located on the top of a small mountain. For a long time it was the political center of the Modica County, inhabited first by the counts and then by the governors, who succeeded each other without ever changing the Castle with other administrative offices. The current structure can be widely visited, although some points have been destroyed over time, still leaving some remains thanks to which it was possible to reconstruct important pages of the history of Modica.

The first construction of the Modica Castle dates back to 8th century, built not only to host the reigning family, but also for military and prison uses. Unfortunately, little remains of the 5 original towers and of the entire walls that surrounded the fortress of Modica, destroyed over time, also due to the earthquake of 1693.

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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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