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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Giulio Ianni (11 months ago)
We visited the castle in the company of Gianni, president of the Proloco and Dr. Pasqulli. The visit was very pleasant. The excellent organization. Worth a visit
Antonio Cocco (11 months ago)
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Arcieri S. (2 years ago)
Castle, with a unique Tower, really beautiful and 'suggestive
Guglielmo F. (3 years ago)
Very beautiful It is characteristic to see but unfortunately, since the interiors are a private place, they can only be visited in summer and with some difficulty ... Narrow alleys should leave your car in the squares at the entrance of the village.
Giovanni Marturano (4 years ago)
The castle of Caccuri has very ancient origins, probably built in the 6th century. A.D. by the Byzantines as a defensive garrison guarding the Neto valley. The fortification, built on a cliff at about 650 m altitude, guaranteed an extraordinary view of the Marquisate and the coasts of the Ionian Sea. In the following centuries the "castrum" lost its military function, becoming the residence of prestigious families.
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