San Michele Castle

Santa Maria del Cedro, Italy

San Michele Castle was built in the 11th century by Norman invaders. It is currently in in ruinous state as well as the adjacent San Michele church.


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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Robert Szabo (9 months ago)
Nice short walk from the village. River&castle
Eduardo Furlaneto (10 months ago)
Very nice old castle. Great river and sea view.
Red S (13 months ago)
Beautiful area??
Matt Herold (15 months ago)
Very cool historical castle with an amazing view
Rafdriver (2 years ago)
The castle of San Michele also known as Castello dell’Abatemarco is a Norman castle located in the municipality of Santa Maria del Cedro, in the Cosentino area. The main name derives from the proximity to the church dedicated to the homonymous saint. The fortress is located on a rocky hill, not far from the Abatemarco river. The building has a circular tower which guards the main entrance. The fortress has a rectangular shape and, probably, before the construction fell into disrepair, it was also equipped with a drawbridge. You can take beautiful shots, adjacent is the abbey and just before where the bridge is there is the suggestive Norman Aqueduct.
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