Luna Castle

Sciacca, Italy

The majestic medieval castle of Sciacca was built in 1382 at the wishes of Guglielmo Peralta, count of Caltabellotta, who became one of the four vicars of the kingdom of Sicily after the death of king Fredrik the III. The castle was passed down to the counts of Luna when, after the death of Nicolò Peralta (son of Guglielmo) one of his three daughters, Margherita, married count Artale of Luna, a Catalan and uncle of king Martino.

The castle rises from its dominating position, in the high up, east part of the city, and is located within the perimeters of the ancient walls, that still exist in part today.It is tied to the “Caso di Sciacca”, the century-long bloody battle between the Catalan house of Luna and the Norman house of Perollo, in conflict over a secret love, that of Giovanni Perollo for Margherita, wife of Don Artale Luna, but also for political and economic interests.

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Via Giglio 53A, Sciacca, Italy
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Founded: 1382
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Synne Sidenius (11 months ago)
They will charge you 3€ even though it is 15 minutes before closing time. I walked all the way up here but was not allowed a little peak inside. My only day i Sciacca so I can't come back.
K D (2 years ago)
It's a nice piece of Sciacca history. The castle was smaller than we thought. Beautiful view of the ocean, and town. Short walk. We weren't able to go up the tower. But I bet at night it lights up and is beautiful to dine in.
Massimo Giacobbe (3 years ago)
Excellent food
Micky Gliese (4 years ago)
Good information about Sciacca
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