Known as Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II’s castle (one of about 8 he had built in South Italy), where he issued his ‘Constitutions’ (laws of criminal and civil procedure we would call them today, and substantive law affecting fiefs, church and municipal life in detail), it was in fact already in existence in the 11th century. He expanded it. As is the wont of castellans, it is proudly on a hill denominating the skyline and can be seen clearly even from Rapolla, some 10 Ks away. The staff are a credit to the town. They refused to take any entrance money from us since the electricity was out due to a storm the night before. A senior female member showed us the entire castle, over a few hours, even opening a room to show us a centuries old sarcophagus excavated nearby. The views of the town from the windows are inspiring. The archaeological displays are very impressive. Highly recommended.
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