Sichinulfo Castle

Grottole, Italy

Sichinulfo Castle was first time mentioned by Muslim geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi in 1154, but according the legend it was built already in 851 AD. Little is known about castle construction history, but it has preserved the feudal fortress appearance.


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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Massimiliano (14 months ago)
The position of the castle on top of a hill is very suggestive, the castle is small but very fascinating
Gaetano Rossetti (2 years ago)
Small Lombard castle from 600 AD in the village of Grottole with an imposing tower. Currently closed to the public so it is not possible to visit the interior. Still recommend as a stop.
Saverio Iosca (5 years ago)
Gorgeous castle, in 2018 it was a film set for the film "the king's musketeers" by Giovanni Veronesi.
Raffaele Bitetti (5 years ago)
Melinda Pugliese (6 years ago)
Small but nice medieval re-enactment on the square in front of the castle held on 12 August. To visit. Fortunately, the castle has undergone a renovation that is not fortunately "modern", so one still has the feeling of being able to fantasize about what was in the past.
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