Naro Castle

Naro, Italy

The Castello di Naro was built on top of a hill in the 14th century by the Chiaramonte family. The complex includes walls with battlements, a square tower built by Frederick II of Aragon and the imposing 'mass of the male'. On the east side there are two mullioned Gothic windows that illuminate the great 'Hall of the Prince', which is located on the first floor of the tower. The portal is flanked by two rectangular bastions. The massive outer walls are interspersed with two cylindrical towers and two square towers.

Inside the walls there is a large courtyard, which housed the accommodation of the garrison, the chapel and the stables, and in the case of attack offered refuge to local farmers.

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Largo Castello 29, Naro, Italy
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Soren Thunderhawk Gessner (3 years ago)
Young love ah. Thanks to the lovely photographers for capturing our spontaneous kiss. Great place to watch the sunset and a must visit if you don't mind tight windy roads. xoxo
Seb Jaeggle (3 years ago)
Nice, worth a visit. Park your car at the church
Jose Pedro Revenga Arias (4 years ago)
The castle itself would be impressive were it not by the state of complete disrepair of its surroundings. It was impossible to visit it in the inside, as there's not even a single sign with its opening hours. The same goes for the Sicilian tourism official website where it's advertised, no clues about it. I'd completely avoid wasting time coming to see it.
Anto nio (4 years ago)
a bild that should be safeguarded, some vandals outside have demolished some protections, and the wild grass accumulates .... the path a bit difficult for those arriving by car, bad road maintenance
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