Lat: 37° 58' 46.82565" N - Long: 12° 58' 1.224167" E
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The castle of Alcamo would date back to the XIV-XV century.
It was built by the Peralta family and was completed by the Chiaramonte family.
It was also a possession of the Cabrera, Earls of Modica, until 1812.
During the reign of Italy it served as a prison; function that lost only in the sixties.
The castle has today two quadrilateral towers alternating with two cylindrical towers.
Elevations, towers and walkways are in an excellent state of conservation, while the interiors are now impoverished.
In the main façade there are two windows with pointed arches embellished with rosettes.
In the upper part there are three narrow areas located in the towers and accessible only by the walkways.
These were torture chambers for prisoners, sentries rooms and lodgings for rulers.
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