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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ferdinando alampi (14 months ago)
The road is all uphill for about 20/25 minutes on foot but it doesn't weigh you down because a beautiful panorama of the Amendolea river frames the suggestive Ruffo Castle. I highly recommend it to anyone passing by Condofuri.
Cesare Pesaro (2 years ago)
I have always made this consideration "no matter how many photos I can publish, I will never render the same emotion as reality". This place is one of them. In fact you have to be there to understand the experience of a magical place like this. Spectacular !!!
Paul Esposito (2 years ago)
The boot of Italy! I guess you could say, I suckled on Italy's nice salty patriotic foot!
Francesca Sainato (3 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, (4 years ago)
Nice walk through ruins. The view is great from the top point.
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