Lat: 37° 34' 36.46307" N - Long: 13° 13' 2.332134" E
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Caltabellotta is a medieval village of extraordinary beauty due to its geographical position.
It has long been a focal point for the vast territory between the Belice river and the Platani river.
In its castle, on August 31st 1302, the revolt of the Sicilian Vespers with the Peace of Caltabellotta ended.
Frederick III was recognized as King of Trinacria with the commitment to marry with Eleonora d'Angiò, sister of the King of Naples.
Caltabellotta has also been identified with the ancient Sican city of Camico, on whose ruins the Greek Triokala arose, which was a rebel stronghold during the Second Servile War; for this reason the Romans destroyed it.
It was rebuilt and destroyed again by the Arabs, who later built the "Castle of the Oaks", in Arabic "Qual'at Al-Ballut".
It was conquered by Ruggero d'Altavilla in 1090.
It belonged to Count Luna and the Moncada family, then from 1713 it belonged to Giuseppe Alvarez Toledo and his descendants until the nineteenth century.
From the top of the castle cliff you can enjoy a magnificent panorama.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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