Tutino Castle

Tricase, Italy

The Tutino Castle, or better the Trane's Castle in Tricase is among the few in the Salento to keep still part of the original moat. Built in the 15th century, was for centuries a safe shelter for the inhabitants of the hamlet of Tutino. Its mighty walls, high 6-7 meters thick and 1.40 meters, are made of stones and bolus and have the lower part the escarpment. Of the numerous towers positioned along the wall circuit, there remain only five, some with based on shoe, connected at the top by a path of ronda still visible in some stretches.

Toward the end of the 16th century, obsolete with respect to the dictates of the military architecture of the time, the castle was ceded by the count of Alessano Andrea Gonzaga to don Luigi Trani. The latter is amplified and transformed the structure to make a stately residence. On the eastern side, the moat left the place to an elegant Renaissance facade articulated on two levels with a severe portal surmounted by the noble coat of arms: a winged dragon and folded, aimed a star 8 spokes and supporting with the right branch a bull head and with that left a book.



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

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Antonio Bramato (3 years ago)
2.10.2021 on a cool evening we had dinner at the castle of Tutino, various tastings of appetizers, first and second courses. All of excellent workmanship. I personally congratulated the chef Marco Trotta. His knowledge in combining the delicious flavors of the various dishes is remarkable. Congratulations indeed. Excellent table service and welcome.
Art Del Muscio (3 years ago)
Curious to see the rooms, the moat with the square towers of the walls is fascinating. Recovered and restored, it houses an excellent restaurant in the rooms on the ground floor. The Two Courtyards host events and meetings. A building that deserves a visit especially because it is in a fascinating city like Tricase
mirella vogrig (3 years ago)
I was at the castle for a theatrical performance .. Casalabate 1492. A nice show, the place is fascinating. We were lucky enough to meet Fabrizio, a DOC Salento and deeply attached to Tutino, now a hamlet of Tricase, who accompanied us to visit the interior. It was a fortress, transformed into a Baronial palace and used in the 1950s as a warehouse for drying tobacco. We hope that the cultural initiatives continue to keep this corner of history alive.
Gianluca De Lumè (5 years ago)
asekenye merlin faith (5 years ago)
It was great
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