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Castrum Petrae Roseti (Italy)

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The Castrum Petrae Roseti (Castello della Pietra di Roseto) is a fortified castle to defend the coast of the Upper Ionian Cosentino, dating back to the Norman era, rebuilt in the thirteenth century by the will of the emperor and king of Sicily Frederick II of Swabia, remodeled several times until the 16th century. It is located in Roseto Capo Spulico, overlooking the sea on the Cardone Promontory.

The manor was of strategic importance in the Norman period as it marked the division of the County of Sicily between Roberto il Guiscardo and Ruggero, his brother. It stands on an ancestral Basilian-Norman monastery. Not far away was the small stone village of Roseto, today Roseto Capo Spulico.

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Latitude: 39.9815
Longitude: 16.6167
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