Gnuni - Castello di Calatafimi
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Lat: 37° 54' 47.49124" N - Long: 12° 51' 19.29514" E

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This castle was built around 1200 on the ruins of an even older fortress, around which the first nucleus of the inhabited center had risen.

It takes its name from a lord lived in the Byzantine era.

Today we can see the mighty ruins that show the remaking of Swabian era.

Two towers on the frontispiece are visible, with some architectural motifs and part of the wall that connected them; two arches of the vestibule, a long gallery under the court, two large walls to the south and west and two loopholes.

Some rooms are basements; this indicates that it would take very little to bring to light other rooms at the lowest level.

The Aragonese ruled this place with Nicolò Doria and his descendants; here was also the Count of Modica Bernardo Cabrera, who sold it to Pietro Speciale of Calatafimi.

After the heirs of Speciale it also belonged to La Grua.

Later the castle was a military garrison and prison until 1868, when it was abandoned and its slow degradation began.

From the castle you can admire a wonderful panorama, with a wide view of the whole town, the temple of Segesta and Mount Barbaro.


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