Torremaggiore Ducal Castle

Torremaggiore, Italy

The Castle of the Dukes (originally Counts) of Sangro, built from a Norman tower, has maintained the Renaissance appearance. It includes four circular and two square towers, and a throne hall with a 17th-century fresco frieze. It is home to the archaeological exhibition of findings from Fiorentino.


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


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Pietro Giuliani (9 months ago)
Beautiful Ducal Castle, a few steps from the municipal park of Torremaggiore, a place rich in history. Inside there is also a rich museum. I will definitely be back to visit it entirely.
Stefania Vivalda (9 months ago)
Torremaggiore has so much history and beautiful ancient sites but they need to be re-evaluated more. The castle has potential but first of all we need to bring back the ancient stone which unfortunately is still submerged by the plaster of some previous renovation. The hall of Uncle Giacomino's works and the rooms with the finds found are beautiful.
LORENZO DE SANTIS (11 months ago)
Worth visiting, especially the museum inside and the permanent exhibitions. Access is by reservation except Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cultural events of particular importance are frequently organised.
Rocco Bonelli (2 years ago)
National monument from the beginning of the twentieth century, made up of 6 towers built around the ancient original Norman-Swabian structure. It is the emblem of the city of Torremaggiore, in my opinion as little appreciated as the entire historic centre. Today it houses a museum, so it is possible to visit it. It was once connected to the ducal theater via a bridge of which only a few traces remain today.
Vincenzo Pizzolorusso (3 years ago)
A castle in the historic center a stone's throw from the municipal park is a fortune that not all cities can boast. The styles have overlapped over time, but it remains evocative and imposing. We were unable to visit the interior, but there will be an opportunity in the future.
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