Castle of Pietra di Roseto (Italy)

Calabria     See list of castles in Italia

The Castle of Roseto Capo Spulico is one of the main tourist attractions and not Roseto Capo Spulico. A medieval castle perched on a cliff overlooking the sea, where you can closely observe the historical grandeur of our country or spend romantic moments in a suggestive atmosphere.

The castle was founded in the tenth century as written in the writings of San Vitale da Castronuovo, in which it appears that in the same position an ancient monastery was built. According to what is said, in fact, the Castle of Roseto Capo Spulico, was built on the ruins of an ancient monastery in turn erected on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple, known as the Temple of Venus in Calabria. A century later, the Normans executed the construction of the Castrum Petrae Roseti.

The Castle marked the boundary between the territory of Roberto il Guiscardo and the brother Ruggero I. From the XIII century, the castle was used as a military fortress. In 1230, at the behest of Federico II, the castle of Capo Spulico was included in the Piano dei Castelli. At that time the castle was decorated, probably with paintings of a profane nature, of which no trace remains.

The castle included a city wall, stables, prisons, a hydraulic system for collecting water and the rooms of the feudal lord. Currently the structure has two towers, one particularly high and embattled. Inside the castle there is a large courtyard where you can visit the stables and enter inside, passing the halls and rooms furnished in the medieval style.

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Latitude: 39.9815697
Longitude: 16.6168207
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