Caccuri Castle

Caccuri, Italy

Caccuri castle was built over Byzantine fortress dating to the 6th century. It was restored several times. In the early 1800s the castle became a comfortable noble residence, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including hot running water and central heating. The restoration work was followed by the architect Adolfo Mastrigli who planned the construction of the cylindrical tower that dominates the castle and which has become, over the years, the symbol of Caccuri.

The most visible element is the only tower, called Torre Mastrigli, which is the town's symbol. Currently a great part of the castle is in a state of decay. The feudal chapel houses Neapolitan school artworks.

Inside the Castle there is the Palatine Chapel which still retains the form conferred by the renovation works sponsored by the Cavalcanti family and carried out between 1669 and 1705. Inside there are important pictorial works such as “La Maddalena Penitente” by the great painter Neapolitan Domenico Gargiulo and “The Miracles of St. Thomas Aquinas“, a canvas created by the Bolognese painter Domenico Maria Muratori which is the model of the altarpiece of a similar subject preserved in Rome in the Church of the Holy Spirit of the Neapolitans.

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Via Adua 32, Caccuri, Italy
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Founded: 6th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Fabio (9 months ago)
Truly compliments to our guide. In addition to the castle, he showed us the secrets of the entire town included.
Giancarlo Formiggini (9 months ago)
Small hamlet on top of a puppy. Nice and clean
Ro Da (11 months ago)
Beautiful from the outside... but in fact unreachable... we didn't find any signs nor were the people present able to tell us how to reach it or if it was possible on foot or by car. Sin
Gianpiero Taverniti (13 months ago)
An incredible place that I recommend visiting, it deserves to find tourist dignity and small touches and restorations wouldn't be a bad thing. Important tower and well-kept interior of the castle which is starting for a cultural tourist revival. Visit it ❗
Aiimm Agenzia Immobiliare Catanzaro (2 years ago)
Beautiful place
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