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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Jana Schnaubeltová (13 months ago)
Nice ancient fort and prison. Nice wiews to the city and the sea. Interesting expositions. Recomand to visit this place.
Phil Smallman (2 years ago)
Beautiful location. Excellent views over to Stromboli.
Harry's Wanderlust (2 years ago)
Nicely preserved castle with a small museum inside. Definitely worth the entrance fee of 2.50 EUR. Great view over the harbour.
Alby DC (2 years ago)
Interesting story, and beautiful architectural construction.
tony stott (4 years ago)
The whole of pizzo is amazing it's so laid back so chilled and relaxing if you want a drink.food .or a walk about
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