Castello di Adrano

Sicily

Castles, Fortresses & Towers in Sicily

The Islamic style of the Castello di Adrano is shown by the doors of the ground floor that connect two large rooms with pointed arches made ​​of pumice stone. Due to the tremendous earthquake in 1600 the wooden ceilings of the castle collapsed and it was abandoned.

The castle has a rectangular base and a height of 33 meters at the reinforced corners. The walls are up to 2,6 m thick and accommodate narrow stairs connecting the floors of the castle. 

Over the centuries the castle was transformed several times and changed use, from being home to noble Aragonese families to prison. On the second floor visitors can admire a chapel with capitals that support the cross vault, and  the old baptismal font.

In 1958 the restored fortress was returned to the citizens of Adrano and a museum has been established.

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Adrano, Catania

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