Solicchiata Castle

Adrano, Italy

The Solicchiata castle was built a few kilometers outside the town of Adrano around 1875 at the behest of Baron Spitaleri who intended to build a building for rural use in the Solicchiata district. It became an important industry for the production of wine, the so-called 'Solicchiata wine'. The architecture refers to the medieval style, the castle is built in lava stone, surrounded by a moat and accessible via a drawbridge.




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Unnamed Road, Adrano, Italy
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Founded: 1875
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Italy


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vincenzo grasso (3 years ago)
A nice place, unfortunately not accessible
Nunzio scaravillo (3 years ago)
I thought you potese see closer .. and closed to the public, so they told me. .
VIBE LAB (4 years ago)
The castle of the Solicchiata, owned by the baron Antonino Spitaleri, is located a few kilometers from Adrano. It was built around 1875 and is built in lava stone. Surrounded by a moat, it is accessible via a drawbridge, it was a well-known center for the production of wine.
Nicola Stissi (4 years ago)
Domenico V (4 years ago)
A beautiful place a few steps from biancavilla and adrano
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