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Lat: 37° 6' 3.953303" N - Long: 13° 55' 54.72614" E
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The Sant'Angelo fort is a rare example of a Baroque fortress in Sicily.
It is at 130 meters above sea level; it dominates the port and the town of Licata.
It was erected in 1615 by Hernando de Petigno, commander general of the cavalry of the Kingdom of Sicily, for the defense of the coasts.
For its construction it was used a pre-existing quadrangular tower erected by Camillo Camilliani at the end of the 16th century.
In 1856 it was used as a telegraph and in the early twentieth century it was the seat of a military garrison.
On the morning of 10 July 1943, during the so-called D Day for the Anglo-American disembarkation in Sicily, the fort was bombed by the US cruiser Brooklyn and by the Buck hunt; it was therefore from these conquered the same morning.
Currently, after some restorations, it is used to host an antiquarium.
The castle is open every day except Sundays and holidays, with a free ticket, from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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