Lat: 37° 18' 54.25812" N - Long: 13° 39' 38.64453" E
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The castle of Favara was built around 1270 by Federico II Chiaramonte.
It is a typical example of the transition from the architecture of the castle to that of the palace.
Its residential use is due to the slightly elevated position of the manor which has a half compact façade and the second one perforated by mullioned windows, some replaced in the Renaissance period by architraved windows.
The rooms on the ground floor are covered with vaulted ceilings and all overlook the internal courtyard, the external walls are equipped with slits.
A curiosity: in the entrance hallway a plaque bears an engraving that the popular belief wants to refer to a hidden treasure.
The legend tells of a passage linking the castle to Mount Caltafaraci where the hen with golden eggs lived inside, and under the castle's court there is actually a tunnel.
The first floor is crossed by a corridor consisting of seven rooms lit by windows; there are the loggia, the conference room and the chapel dedicated to St.Philip, where the most architecturally relevant elements of the building remain, especially the Chiaramonte style portal.
Today the castle is the representative seat of the Municipality and is used for cultural events.
For the visit, contact the municipal library.
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