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Castello Ducale di Bisaccia description and photos - Italy: Campania. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Castello Ducale di Bisaccia.
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Castello Ducale di Bisaccia is a very old castle located in the small town of Bisaccia in the province of Avellino. It was built back in the second half of the 8th century, when the Lombards invaded Campania and took over the Duchy of Benevento. The construction of the imposing castle was caused by the need to protect the surrounding lands - this is evidenced by its powerful walls and a 12-meter observation tower. Inside, the cobbled courtyard ends with a Renaissance loggia with a wonderful view. The castle has preserved an old cistern for collecting water and the ruins of a small church. The living rooms, of which there are 42, were located in the south wing.
In the 13th century, Bisaccia Castle became the hunting residence of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, and a meeting place for members of the Sicilian poetry school, founded by the duke. And in the 16th century, the castle, which became popular due to its location and the beauty of the local landscapes, settled the Renaissance writer Giovanni Battista Manzo, who organized solemn banquets and luxurious evenings here. A frequent visitor to the castle was Manzo's friend, the famous poet Torquato Tasso, who hunted or indulged in entertainment. The 18th century was the century of the transformation of the building into the aristocratic residence of Duke Ascanio Pignatelli. The coat of arms of the Pignatelli family, who owned the castle until the beginning of the 19th century, can still be seen on the porton. Unfortunately, natural disasters, primarily earthquakes, have damaged the centuries-old structure. Only recently has Castello Ducale di Bisaccia been renovated and turned into the Municipal Museum.
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