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  • Resuttano Castle
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Lat: 37° 41' 5.656436" N - Long: 14° 3' 34.69709" E

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The ruins of the castle of Resuttano tell about a rather long story: although the castle dates back to the norman period, already in the arab age there was a fortification in this place, and probably, a long time ago, in these parts stood a Roman "statio", or an inn.

The landscape of this strip of Sicily is characterized by a strong agricultural imprint that for millennia has remained almost unchanged, and even the castle, despite its soaring tower, has been used as a sort of "fortified farm", with more agricultural connotations than defense.

The castle became a transit station with the normans, as it is located at a crossroads that was the union of the most important communication routes of arab Sicily.

In 1337 Frederick II of Aragon stopped there during a trip from Palermo to Catania.

From the fifteenth century it belonged to the Ventimiglias of Geraci; the following century belonged to the Romano family.

Starting in 1600, the castle lost its military function, retaining only that of a farm.

It then passed to the Natoli family who, having obtained the "licentia populandi", founded the village of Resuttano.

This family kept the castle until the abolition of feudalism in 1812.

In December 1997 the Superintendency for Cultural Heritage completed the expropriation of the building complex and consolidated the structures that are composed of a square tower on two levels , around which there are smaller buildings probably used as stables and servants' quarters.

Some windows retain elegant architectural elements.

In the castle you can admire, among other things, romanesque arches, a window with a Renaissance architrave and a spiral staircase; in the wall of the inner courtyard there is the coat of arms with the initials of Francesco Berto Ventimiglia.


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