Lat: 37° 55' 32.42526" N - Long: 13° 56' 15.02778" E
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The castle of Collesano was built by Countess Adelasia in the first decades of 1100, a period of Norman domination of Sicily.
It has a quadrangular plan with internal court incorporated within four corner towers and walls up to 2 meters thick.
It belonged to the great feudal and aristocratic families of mainly Spanish origin.
At the end of the 16th century it was transformed into a residential building.
It was destroyed because of the earthquake of 11 January 1693 and, after being still inhabited in the 18th century, it was used as a prison until 1819, when a further earthquake rendered the structure completely uninhabitable.
Today the castle is unusable and only the ruins remain visible.
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