Malconsiglio Castle

Miglionico, Italy

The town of Miglionico developed around the imposing Malconsiglio Castle, built in the 8th-9th centuries. With its six towers, it dominated the entire Bradano valley. The name of the castle is linked to the bloody story of the conspiracy of the Barons of the Kingdom of Naples against King Ferdinand I of Aragon (1485). The most particular part is the Hall of the Star also known as the Hall of Spirits where there are niches carved in the walls and support the treasures of the inhabitants.


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

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Elettra Morgia (7 months ago)
The Castle where the barons' conspiracy took place is located at the entrance to the village of Miglionico. To visit it for free (but only externally), you need to call the proloco numbers listed on the site on Google and notify them of your arrival. The Castle should be open from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm, but these times are not always respected (it could be a "day of rest"), so it is better to call.
Angela (8 months ago)
Really cute village of historical importance. The Malconsiglio Castle is complex and imposing, and welcomes you with a scenographic courtyard, so to speak. Few rooms can be visited inside, but the idea of ​​an installation that recalls the famous episode of the 15th century is nice. Leaving the castle behind, the main street of the centre, the alleys, the white of the houses and the scents accompany you on the walk. Don't miss the Mother Church, with its beautiful choir, the organ, the wooden crucifix and the valuable painting by Cima da Conegliano. Stop at the Tritto pastry shop to continue towards the tower, passing by many small gems
Mimmo Szost (9 months ago)
A place well maintained by the Municipality full of history which is well told and represented inside with suggestive and innovative methods. A place worth visiting
Antonio Natale (10 months ago)
I did not visit the interior (the entrance was open without a caretaker) and there was a theatrical production in progress in the courtyard. The site is interesting but it has been restored with materials that catch the eye due to their exaggerated diversity!
Claudio Notarangelo (10 months ago)
A small town with great history and great beauties....absolutely worth visiting.
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