Si Trova: a Giuliana
Lat: 37° 40' 9.636224" N - Long: 13° 14' 17.25266" E
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This castle overlooks on a rock in the shape of an eagle, on which lies the Giuliana village.
It was built in the XIII century under Frederick II of Swabia.
It was the summer residence of Frederick III of Aragon; in 1371 Federico IV granted it as a fief to the powerful Ventimiglia family.
Later it belonged to Peralta, De Luna, Cardona, Lorenzo Gioieni and Marcantonio Colonna.
The view from here is wonderful, coming to embrace both the Tyrrhenian sea and the Mediterranean Sea.
Used as a prison in the '500 was then abandoned.
The castle has a pentagonal plan.
Two structures of the convent of the Holy Trinity were added to two rectangular factories.
Windows and loopholes look only downstream.
In the entrance there are traces of a fireplace.
A rectangular hall divided by an arch communicates with two rooms, in one of which there is a hole leading downstream.
Several cells are made in the thickness of the walls.
Admission euro 3.00; reduced euro 1.50 for children under 12 or over 65.
The opening hours of the castle undergo various variations depending on the day, but is generally open every day except from 13:00 to about 15:30; the closure varies from 19 to 20 depending on the period.
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