Lat: 37° 11' 1.649955" N - Long: 13° 41' 44.93956" E
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This beautiful castle was built in 1353 by Federico III Chiaramonte.
It is in a strategic position on a rocky ridge overlooking the sea.
Built on different levels and with irregular perimeter, it had great importance in history of the fight against pirates.
Its location determined the insertion of the castle in the communication system of the "fani", signal fires that were able to transmit messages throughout the perimeter of Sicily.
After Andrea Chiaramonte's death and the confiscation of all his property, the castle passed to the Moncada family who changed its name to Montechiaro.
Then it passed to Giovanni Grisso and, in 1400, to Palmerio Caro, then to the Tommasi and subsequently to the Marquises Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona.
The castle is preserved in its main parts and, after a long abandonment to the degradation, had recently some questionable restoration works.
In the chapel there is a statue of the Madonna attributed to Antonello Gagini.
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Gnuni has 599 Points!