Acaya Castle

Acaya, Italy

Acaya Castle wa built by the Knight Alfonso of Acaya in around 1506. In the following years, his son Gian Giacomo dell'Acaya, a famous architect, rebuilt the entire complex, transforming it into a fortified hamlet and making it the main centre of his estate. He also renamed it Acaya. After his death in 1570, the hamlet was sold and Acaya began to decline slowly, until its rebirth in the 20th century.

The Castle, which has a trapezoidal base, is accessible through a single bridge. The fortified walls are reinforced by two cylindrical towers. A stairway leads up to the rooms on the upper floor, including the bastion hall, with its painting of the Spanish Kings' coats of arms, and a room decorated with classically-styled motifs carved in Lecce stone.



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Largo Castello 0, Acaya, Italy
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Founded: 1506
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Stuart Stuart (2 years ago)
Very cool little town. Castle amazing. Good restaurants.
Stephen Borrie (2 years ago)
Very quiet village with well preserved castle and walled village. Worth a stop if in the area
Hélène (2 years ago)
Beautiful, historical, pittoresque little town. But come on time if you want to visit the castle since they are closed from 12h30 to 18h.
Sascha Gloe (3 years ago)
Mystic place. Super nice lady at the entrance :) Stop by, when you are near Acaya!
Richard Rausch (3 years ago)
Beautiful castle. Unfortunately we arrived during siesta and didn't see the insides.
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