Solofra Castle

Solofra, Italy

Solofra is located at the foot of the eastern slope of the Vellizzano and Faito Mountains. The first historical record of the hamlet dates back to 1015, its lord was a certain Maione. In 1417, the fief passed to Francesco Zurlo, Count of Montoro and then to the Filangieri Family who besieged the Castle with a large army. In 1528 the fortress passed to the family Orsini, to whom dynasty the fief belonged until the abolition of feudalism in 1806.The ruins of the Castle consist chiefly of two angle-towers and some crumbling curtain walls.



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

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Francesco Pierro (5 months ago)
Castle located about 450 meters above sea level from Solofra, the only medieval testimony but rich in a very long history, for the different dominations just look on the internet, reaching the ruin is relatively easy were it not for the overgrown vegetation which makes it difficult walk a few meters, just follow the paths and in the end you will be able to reach it all the way inside...
Domenico Marzano (12 months ago)
No longer accessible because it was abandoned and full of plants
Roberto Greco (4 years ago)
I couldn't put 0 stars because it wasn't expected. Advertised on the internet with suggestive photos but once we arrived at the place we found a mountain path completely full of vegetation and brambles that we couldn't even pass to get up to them. We couldn't see the castle even from afar. To never again
Giovanni Bassano (6 years ago)
THE CASTLE OF SOLOFRA Located on a small hill at the foot of the Pergola-S. Marco It was part of an important defensive complex consisting of the rocky spur of Castelluccia to the west of the mountainous complex (which was a Samnite arx and a control point on the Roman via antiqua qui badit ad Sancte Agate), from the castle of Serino, located on the north side of the same and which controlled the Sabato valley and then from a reinforcement of this on the south side, precisely the fort we are talking about. Initially it depended on Serino and belonged to the hamlet of S. Agata The settlement of S. Agata, documented since the Roman period and not yet divided into two hamlets, occupied the slopes of the two mountains and also extended into the valley floor. Initially it consisted of a series of walls that surrounded the hill transforming it into a fortified point
Alfonso Buongiorno (6 years ago)
Beautiful place lovely view unfortunately the castle is a ruin
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