Si Trova: ad Acitrezza
Lat: 37° 33' 44.95099" N - Long: 15° 9' 38.40281" E
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Walking in a little street perpendicular to the main street of Acitrezza you reach a small defensive tower of 1672.
It's surrounded by houses of more recent construction: it's name is "Bastioncello".
This, together with a second fortress, called "Torre della Trizza" and now no longer existing, was part of a defensive complex for the sea in front of Acitrezza.
It was commissioned by Prince Stefano Riggio di Campofiorito, who was the founder of Acitrezza.
The first documents that attest the presence of this tower back to the seventeenth century.
It consisted of two floors and currently has a height of about 10 meters, with a plant of about 7 and 8.20 meters.
Today the floor is higher than the old, as you can see from the height of the front door.
The structure was built over a Byzantine burial building.
At the beginning of the 1900s in the area in front of it, rhomboidal marble tiles of Byzantine origin were found.
Today we discover...
Grifeo Castle of Partanna
One of the best preserved western Sicilian castles
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