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CASTELLO PUNTA TROIA

 
  • Punta Troia Castle
  • Punta Troia Castle
  • Punta Troia Castle
Punta Troia Castle

It is said that the nucleus of the construction, built into the tip of the mountain of Marettimo, was built in the XII century on a more ancient Saracen watch tower by Ruggero II,  the Norman king of Sicily.  At the end of the XVII century, the Spanish built the present castle; it was built into the cliff and in 1795 was destined for use as a prison for political prisoners by Ferdinando II, the most famous prisoner was Guglielmo Pepe. It is reachable on foot by way of a path.

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