Aiello Calabro Castle

Aiello Calabro, Italy

Aiello Calabro Castle was probably buillt in the Byzantine period in the 9th century against Arabian raids. It was besieged  four months by Norman count Robert Guiscard in 1065. He lost two of his nephews in the siege. 

The current ruins date mainly from the 15th century. In the 16th century it was one of the most powerful castles in southern Italy. Aiello Calabro castle was destroyed by earthquakes of 1638, 1783 and 1905. Today part of curtain walls and towers remain.

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

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Antonio Rizzuto (7 months ago)
Pieno d'erba e spine, difficoltoso da raggiungere.
Nardin Pierre (9 months ago)
Picturesque, wild ... if maintained the place could be more accessible but with rangers and pants because there are brambles all is done ?
Anselmo Filice (14 months ago)
I would hire three sheep and 2 ibex to free these "four walls" from the two meter high grass. In other places in Europe they would charge the entrance fee to visit such a cultural asset. A star for the management of the cultural heritage owned by the Municipality. 5 stars for the castle.
Ava Jackson (2 years ago)
Was fun it was kid friendly as long as your kids can walk.I really enjoyed it.hahaha
Rossella Garavaglia (3 years ago)
Very beautifull
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