Si Trova: a Taormina
Lat: 37° 51' 16.50108" N - Long: 15° 17' 4.675239" E
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Castle of Monte Tauro rises to 397 meters of height, in a point where it is believed there was the acropolis of the Greek city Tauromenion.
The location is very scenic, the view sweeps over the valley of the river Alcantara and the Ionian coast, and you can see the fortress of Castelmola.
We don't exactly know the date of building, the tradition still makes it back to the Saracen era.
The castle can be reached through a stairway starting from the church of the Madonna della Rocca.
The main entrance was protected by walkways.
The outer walls have been preserved for a four meters height; the interior walls are almost all collapsed.
Inside, among other things, there is also a cistern, an underground corridor and a staircase with a fan structure that led to the keep.
Despite the current conditions, this castle is an important testimony of the military architecture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Unfortunately, today it can not be visited.
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