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Lat: 37° 51' 14.54758" N - Long: 15° 17' 18.45584" E
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An interesting feature of the Corvaia building is that it is made up of elements of different ages, which generate a blend of architectural styles ranging from Arabic to the fifteenth-century Catalan gothic style.
The first plant, which is also the central core of the castle, consists of a tower of the eleventh century.
In the thirteenth century, at the request of Frederick II was added the body that includes the "Salone del maestro giustiziere"; on this occasion a staircase was added to the courtyard, which houses three splendid relief panels depicting the creation of Eve, original sin and the expulsion from paradise.
In the 15th century the last wing of the castle was built, which includes a large Parliament Hall.
The castle belonged to the Corvaja family from 1538 to 1945.
Artale Alagona, Berlingherio de Cruyllas and Riccardo Queralt met here to reconcile with King Martino.
In August 1411, in the great hall of the castle, Queen Bianca of Navarre reunited the Sicilian parliament which sanctioned its prerogative to elect the king of Sicily.
Completely renovated inside by the restoration of 1946, the castle is currently owned by the municipality; it is home to the Autonomous Tourist Office and the Civic Library, and is also home to the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.
For information tel.: 0942 23243.
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