Castello dei Ventimiglia
Castello dei Ventimiglia
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ClunkNebbermorth
Cardiff, UK473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Away up in the hills so fairly quiet in December. Nice old town. The museum was interesting - not much inside but a fabulous chapel and the building is well located. Worth a half day
Written January 6, 2020
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jlmk
shrewsbury pa134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Loved learning the history of this beautiful town. The Castle history was nicely laid out for you. The chapel in the church was absolutely beautiful. I especially loved the courtyard inside the castle. I found the fact that the town bought the castle from the families descendants to save their towns history.
Written October 10, 2022
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johnellen@mchsi.com
Jefferson City, MO735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
This castle built in the 14th century by the Count of Ventimiglia on the ruins of an ancient Byzantine Town. The chapel was added later in the 17th century. The interior has interesting works of art, a museum, religious pieces, and the best part is the chapel of St Anne on the top level which has amazing baroque architecture. The view from the balcony of the town is wonderful. If you don't mind stairs, then it is worth a visit.
Written October 17, 2018
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foodiefool_10
Carson City, NV380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The history and age of this castle is interesting in itself. But even if all you go for is the view and / or Baroque chapel, you'll be amply rewarded. The best view is just off the chapel on a balcony that faces the town and the dominate Madonie Mountains. I've seen quite a lot of Baroque, but the amount and quality stuffed into the chapel of this old castle is something. Hopefully, you'll have a live guide or book or something that will give some information on the art in the chapel as it's quite interesting too. The look at the castle won't take too long unless you want it to - 30-45 minutes. But take some time enjoying the piazza below the castle. Eat lunch or have a gelato. Notice the men's clubs (you'll know these by all the men sitting out front) It's Sicilian rural town life at it's best.
Written June 4, 2018
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Brun066
Florence, Italy12,490 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
This castle is an outstanding built witness of a powerful family that has dominated not only the whole eastern part of the current Palermo province; but that, for a long time and in its multiple branches, has been a geopolitic protagonist into the entire Tyrrhenian area, from Liguria to Provence to Sicily and beyond.
The family name refers to one of the feuds originally owned, the town of Ventimiglia, today at the border between the French and the Italian Riviera. The Ventimiglia family lost its original power on the Riviera in the middle of the 13th century, mostly because the overwhelming influence of the City of Genoa, so its branch called "from Maro" shifted the center of gravity of its interests in Sicily.
Castelbuono Castle is certainly not the only family's castle in Sicily, but it's one of the most significant ones. Here the family settles down (the castle was built since 1317), moving from the nearby town of Geraci. Since then, Castelbuono assumes its current name, instead of the ancient, Greek-Byzantine, "Ypsigro" one: Castelbuono in Italian means "Good Castle", probably alluding to the better weather enjoyed here by the lords, than in former Geraci residence, located at a higher altitude.
The original layout of the castle is only partially surviving, because the subsequent developments of building. However, at least a witness remains from these times: the location of the castle itself, high on its hill, and quite apart from the village, as if the family feared, as well as the enemies, its own subjects.
Written November 14, 2017
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RosanneBorg
Mosta, Malta16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I was pleasantly surprised by the various artefacts exhibited in this beautifully refurbished castle.
Written September 16, 2022
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,827 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Inside there is not a lot to see, you can find some temporary exibitions which can be more or less interesting.
The visit will not take a long time though.
Written August 6, 2019
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MkTrekker
Olympia, WA304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to visit. It's a house built by a powerful family and added to and extended over centuries. The interpretation is quite serious, though the English translations are poor--very rhetorical and ponderous. The Baroque chapel on the third floor is definitely a must see.
Written September 4, 2018
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