Murat Castle

Pizzo, Italy

Murat Castle in Pizzo was built by the Aragonese in the 15th century. The former King of Naples Joachim Murat, who was the brother-in-law of Napoleon, was imprisoned for several days in the castle and then sentenced to death. He was executed by firing squad on October 13, 1815, in the main hall of the castle and was possibly buried in the church of San Giorgio. Paradoxically, the castle is now called Castello Murat. Inside the castle is the Provincial Museum Murat.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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tony stott (2 years ago)
The whole of pizzo is amazing it's so laid back so chilled and relaxing if you want a .or a walk about
Marius Dobrescu (2 years ago)
Anice small Castle! Wisit this place with your kids! ?
Cathryn King (3 years ago)
About an hour's worth of history to absorb, and reasonably priced.
Gelo Petsvona (3 years ago)
If you have nothing else to do and you are Pizzo than you should check it out. If the weather is good I would recommend walk through the town.
David Breger (3 years ago)
Pisso is such a pretty Italain town. Castello Murat is a tiny fort that's really high up on a cliff face. The view from the top is spectacular.
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