Corradino Castle

Corradino Castle, locally known as Castello di Corradino, lies in the town of Centuripe, in the Enna province on the island of Sicily in Italy.

Corradino Castle was actually built as a mausoleum by the Romans in the 2nd or 3rd century. Later, during the 13th century, the building was used as a fortification in the defence of Swabian Sicily against the French by a Corrado Capece. The denomination of castle is improper as the building was never more than a small tower.

At present the interior of the castle can not be visited. And although the castle itself may not be spectacular the setting is! The town itself is known as the 'Balcony of Sicily' for its great views over the plain of Catania.


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Corradino Castle

Corradino Castle, locally known as Castello di Corradino, lies in the town of Centuripe, in the Enna province on the island of Sicily in Italy.

Corradino Castle was actually built as a mausoleum by the Romans in the 2nd or 3rd century. Later, during the 13th century, the building was used as a fortification in the defence of Swabian Sicily against the French by a Corrado Capece. The denomination of castle is improper as the building was never more than a small tower.

At present the interior of the castle can not be visited. And although the castle itself may not be spectacular the setting is! The town itself is known as the 'Balcony of Sicily' for its great views over the plain of Catania.


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