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The origin of the castle was byzantine. It was fortified in time of the norman kingdom and the further expansion was carried out by the Staufian kings. Recently the castle was renovated. The inside is less spectacular. Due to the various uses of the castle...More
Very bad experience in this place, I walked in with the intention of seeing the castle, went at around 9:15am considering the place opened at 8:30am the person who was supposed to open the ticket office arrives at 9:20am in the most relaxed manner smoking...More
We visited te castle hoping to be able to see the city from the towers or walls but all areas that can be visited are downstairs. So overall not bad but not what I expected from it. What was nice was an exposition of paintings.
stayed very near to this castle, passed everyday by it. planned a visit to it. have an entry fees. went inside. its huge inside, maintained. couldn't find anything relevant to the castle inside. was very much disappointed. would not recommend at all. its just a...More
Norman castle built by Roger II in 1132. 20 years later it was destroyed, and it was rebuilt by Friedrich II Hohenstaufen in 1233. The castle passed from hand to hand over the following centuries and lost its military importance gradually until it was turned...More
My landlady said "just visit the outside, inside is boring and not worth paying." So I listened. It is very picturesque and I was there several times a different times of the day to see how light changed it. I like it.
The renovation of the castle is well done. I believe not in function of the original aspect as it was destroyed several times, but probably in function of typical historical events. Worthwhile to be visited and cheap entrance price.