Marchione Castle

Conversano, Italy

Marchione castle was a hunting lodge of the Acquaviva of Aragona, counts of Conversano, from around the year 1000 AD. The sumptuous building, with a rectangular shape and four cylindrical keeps on the corner, has been built on three floors. The ground floor, the mezzanine and the four towers date back to the Middle Ages, while the upper floor dates back to the Neoclassic- Baroque age, maybe a work by the school of Vanvitelli.


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


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Miguel Artola (3 years ago)
Superb place. Not report in the lonely planet nor in any other tourist guide that I have read. Definitively worth stopping.
Tracey Rodgers (5 years ago)
Beautiful, romantic and unforgettable xXx
Marilena Palmisano (5 years ago)
Very good
Deima Ibuluya (6 years ago)
Antonella Maizza (6 years ago)
Castello Marchione used to be the hunting retreat of the Acquaviva DAragona noble family, so it does have plenty of history and character. Surrounded by green grass, it makes the perfect venue for wedding receptions with the indoor lounge and the outside green area. Very romantic on dinner evenings.
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