Mesagne Castle

Mesagne, Italy

Mesagne Castle probably dates back to the 11th century, but the royal fortress we see today was designed and built by renowned military leader Giovanni Antonio Orsini del Balzo in 1430. Since then, alterations have been made but there are traces of its use as a fortress.

The castle consists of two main parts: the oldest one is the quadrangular tower which has three floors, the other includes the rooms on the ground and first floor, connected to the tower through a rectangular room with barrel vaults. In the internal courtyard one can admire the portals with bossage and round arches, which lead to the roof garden.

Today Mesagne castle includes  an archaeological museum and events auditorium.



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Via Castello 5, Mesagne, Italy
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Founded: 1430
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Fabio Munzi (7 months ago)
Stunning castle, very well maintained, an absolute beauty, walking around the old city it's a remarkable experience.
Ila Farshad (8 months ago)
Very nice building. Just arriving short of closing time to the archeologic museum they invited us to see the courtyard.
Me Mu (10 months ago)
Wow Unexpected ! Came here without planning or any homework. Outstanding restoration and a great collection of archaeological artifacts. The English is lacking in many exhibitions, but the total impression is wonderful.
Mary Hanson (14 months ago)
Spectacular Christmas lights.
Vito bio (2 years ago)
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