San Fili Castle

Stignano, Italy

San Fili Castle was built between 1711-1720 by Giuseppe Lambert. 


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Stignano, Italy
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Founded: 1711
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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User Reviews

Raffaella Cannatelli (2 years ago)
Very beautifull!!! A must visit ...
mar mar (2 years ago)
One star is missing due to the complete lack of maintenance. Luckily it is placed under the constraint of the ministry of cultural heritage ....
Luca Z (2 years ago)
Magical place. To visit absolutely.
Paolo Tropeano (3 years ago)
Well preserved structure. Visitable. Suggestive views and locations. To be seen.
bruttium adv (5 years ago)
Great place to visit along the SS106 road (one of the best road for touring) in the South Italy. A little bit difficult to reach the castle cause the bad condition of the road. On the top there a special view on the Jonian Sea. Like a lot of places in the south Italy is abandoned. Just near the castle there is a beautiful watchtower. I recommend to visit it.
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