Episcopio Castle

Grottaglie, Italy

The construction of the Episcopio Castle belongs to the Archbishopric of Taranto, and still today represents the temporal power that the Italian bishops have exercised over the city.

There is no information of the dates of construction but we know with certainty that the original nucleus already existed in the 15th century. The castle was never used for defensive purposes, but was built as an aristocratic dwelling undergoing numerous baroque decorations over time.

The central tower of the Episcopal Castle has a square plan and is about 28 meters high, divided on four independent floors from the main floor of the castle that housed the rooms of the Archbishop. The Castle was remodeled several times over the centuries, so much so as to give it a baroque facade.

What really excites about this structure, however, is the interior: there are eleven large and impressive rooms with some openings of various shapes and sizes and, today, some of these rooms have succumbed to the charm of traditional culture, accepting to host the Museum of Ceramics.

Today the Episcopio Castle hosts two important events: the Ceramics Exhibition and the Nativity exhibition.



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

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Luciene Ruzzarin (7 months ago)
Beautiful but too expensive for the experience. €12 + €4 to see the underground.
Baisil Dennies (4 years ago)
Viterbo nice city
Houses the ceramic museum €5 each to enter. Times for summer opening from 29th June to 29 September
Jim Carey (5 years ago)
Another castle but I love them!
Jussi Uljas (6 years ago)
Nice ceramics museum and Also fun activity for childrens.
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