Amendolea Castle

Condofuri, Italy

Amendolea Castle has Norman origins, and it was enlarged subsequently in the late Middle Ages. It is now made up of two recognizable parts. One is the entrance of parallel piped shape, separated by a wall around the residential area. And the second is the rectangular hall of the latter, with very high walls and arched windows and small towers, one of which, isolated, served as a dungeon. With an irregular plan and strong walls, the Castle houses a chapel tower, built in the Norman age. At the second level of the tower, there is a small apsidal church with an entrance facing south, as in the Byzantine tradition. The castle was rebuilt several times, until the earthquake of 1783 that caused important collapses that could not be fixed.

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

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Paul Esposito (16 months ago)
The boot of Italy! I guess you could say, I suckled on Italy's nice salty patriotic foot!
Francesca Sainato (2 years ago)
The place deserves more care, maintenance, weeds among the ruins, abandoned .. But I still give five stars because overall I found peace, silence and beauty.
ELLEN LU, (3 years ago)
Nice walk through ruins. The view is great from the top point.
J U (3 years ago)
Fascinating Ruins / ghost town with splendid views. Adventurously steep road up...
Saverio Toscano (4 years ago)
Magic, amazing, lovely and poetic...!
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