Caltavuturo Castle

Caltavuturo, Italy

Caltavuturo Castle clings to the top of the hill called Terravecchia, overlooking the modern small town to the north. It was originally the city's medieval core, completely abandoned for a different site (that of the modern town) only in modern times. The origins date from the Arab period. 

Some massive parts of the walls remain, being a curtain wall of quadrangular plan and another semi-cylindrical tower  to protect the access on the north side.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Otiv (12 months ago)
I was struck by the place which, despite being a ruin, gives an idea of ​​the past context
Giovanni D'Alpa (2 years ago)
Caltavuturo is a very small village located about 650 meters high, but very characteristic. The castle is located on a hill from where you can admire a truly fantastic almost breathtaking landscape to visit in spring or summer in winter given the height and proximity to the highest peaks of the Madonie (among other things, snow-capped) very clean but cold air. But very special for us Sicilians not very used to these views.
vicchio vittorio (3 years ago)
A nice climb ... but an exceptional panorama
Michele Pecoraro (5 years ago)
A nice and well organized place
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