Lat: 36° 56' 51.03931" N - Long: 14° 36' 12.25316" E
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The castle of the Naselli d'Aragona of Comiso arose in 1296 incorporating pre-existing elements of the Byzantine era.
Among the many owners of its long history there are also the Cabrera and, starting from 1453, for many centuries, the Naselli family of Aragon.
In 1693 an earthquake caused the collapse of much part of the castle except of the tower.
When Viceroy Cristoforo Fernandez de Cordova came to visit, the castle was transformed into a stately home.
At the time of the Bourbons the area of the warehouses was transformed into a theater and the lower part into prison.
Nowadays, the castle appears as a group of factories from different eras, and is inhabited by the Nifosì family, descended from the barons of Canalazzi.
The oldest part of the castle is the east side, which has an octagonal Byzantine baptistery dedicated to San Gregorio Magno with remains of Byzantine frescoes dating back to the year one thousand.
The northern part of the castle can be admired for an elegant window that recalls the style of the sixteenth century and has frescoed walls with landscapes and flights of birds.
Two ogival portals are also to admire, one of which is closed by a door of the 1400s, a splendid fountain attributed to the Gagini, and a richly sculpted fountain of about 1600.
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