Amantea Castle

Amantea, Italy

First built by the Byzantines, Amantea Castle was strengthened by the Arabs. The current cylindrical tower is however to the Norman-Hohenstaufen age. It was long besieged by Charles of Anjou's troops in 1269. It was nearly destroyed in the earthquakes of 1638 and 1783 and during the French siege in 1806-1807. It is now a public structure, but is abandoned.

Castle, now in ruins, is on plateaux with a beautiful view both on small bay of Oliva river, on Tyrrhenian sea, and Catocastro river valley.

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

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Claudio Mandica (4 months ago)
A place of history and culture, a truly fascinating place
Valerio Aceto (7 months ago)
Wonderful place!!! Too bad it has remained a bit abandoned ... if you happen to be in the town you absolutely must visit this ruin and if you have a bit of a leg, go up to the tower and the castle, other magnificent places.
Oscar Martinez (2 years ago)
Beautiful hike, the view from the top is gorgeous, sunsets are breathtaking. Access to the tower on the top is not possible, at least not in a easy way.
Francesco Gelido (3 years ago)
Breathtaking, just beautiful and brings back awesome memories.
László Bárics (3 years ago)
Amantea is a romantic place in autum too. I met the example of the polite host. That was a great experiance.
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