Si Trova: a Castelmola
Lat: 37° 51' 33.87064" N - Long: 15° 16' 39.32026" E
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You can see only the ruins of the walls of the castle of Castelmola.
It is placed at the highest point of the village.
This castle for several centuries was a formidable bulwark for the defense of the whole area of Messina.
For the conquerors was the principal point to be conquered to take control of the territory.
Unfortunately, the construction period is not certainty known, but an inscription on a marble plaque on the facade of the Duomo would make it go back to the Roman era.
The city walls were built in 1334 by Pietro d'Aragona.
He used the castle as a prison.
An inscription at the top of the arch at the entrance to the castle has the date 1578.
From the castle you can enjoy one of the most evocative views of Sicily: the entire Ionian coast, including the Calabrian coasts, and Mount Etna.
Today Falconry demonstrations are practiced.
What happened in Sicily: 23 September
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