Lat: 38° 1' 37.71256" N - Long: 14° 26' 24.59672" E
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This norman castle was built at the time of King Roger, in the twelfth century.
It had a role of protection for the nearby tuna.
It belonged to Matteo Palici, Blasco d'Alagona, Enrico Rosso, the Cardona-Montecatino and the Pignatelli-Aragona Cortes.
It occupies an irregular fence defended by walls and towers.
There is also a chapel which, together with the Palatine Chapel of the Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo, is the only example in Sicily of Norman chapels with three naves.
The apses of the chapel are made in the thickness of the wall.
The central body of the castle has a rectangular plan.
In a room there are still decorative patterns in Arab-Norman style.
The castle is one of the best preserved buildings of Norman architecture in Sicily and, with the annexed lands, it was sold in 1939 by the Pignatelli family to the Castro family of Palermo, which still owns it.
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