Lat: 37° 54' 59.94024" N - Long: 15° 19' 56.43688" E
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The castle of Forza d'Agrò was built in the eleventh century by the Normans on the ruins of a pre-existing fortress.
It is 420 meters above sea level and has never been the residence of noble families, but rather a place of defense and refuge.
In the early nineteenth century the castle was occupied by British troops who made some architectural changes.
Since 1876, for about 100 years it has been used as a municipal cemetery.
It is accessed by a stone staircase.
On one of the terraces there were the lodgings, a tower with a cistern, and the Church of the SS Crucifix, which collapsed in 1810.
A legend tells that the crucifix remained unharmed and was transferred to the cathedral to be better revered.
Near the church stands the powder magazine.
Not far from the Castle there is a guardhouse from which you can admire the view from the Ionian Sea to Mount Etna to the whole valley of Agrò.
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