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Castello Ducale di Bisaccia: photos, description (Castello Ducale di Bisaccia)

Castello Ducale di Bisaccia is a very old castle located in the small town of Bisaccia in the province of Avellino. It was built in the second half of the 8th century when the Lombards invaded the Campaign and captured the Duchy of Benevento. The construction of the imposing castle was caused by the need to protect the surrounding lands - as evidenced by its thick walls and 12-foot observation tower. Inside the cobbled courtyard ends with a Renaissance loggia with a wonderful view. In the castle preserved ancient cistern for water collection and the ruins of a small Church. Living rooms, of which there are 42, located in the South wing.

In the 13th century, the Chateau Bisaccia became the hunting residence of Frederick II, Duke of Swabia, and a meeting place for members of the Sicilian poetry school, founded by Duke. And in the 16th century castle, which became popular because of its location and the beauty of the local scenery, dwelt the writer of the Renaissance, Giovanni Battista, Manco, arranged here a solemn banquets and fancy events. A frequent guest of the castle was a friend of Manto, the famous poet Torquato tasso, who was engaged in hunting or indulged entertainment. The 18th century was a century of transformation of the structure into an aristocratic residence of the Duke Ascanio Pignatelli. Coat of arms of the Pignatelli family, who owned the castle until the early 19th century, and today can be seen on the Porton. Unfortunately, natural disasters, primarily earthquakes, has damaged centuries-old structure. Only recently, Castello Ducale di Bisaccia was restored and turned into a City Museum.