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14/5/2012

In Irpinia among Longobard castles

In the province of Avellino, from Lauro to Taurasi, ancient castles, which have undergone many changes over the centuries, are waiting to be discovered


Lauro | Avella | Bisaccia | Grottolella | Mercogliano | Montemiletto | Manocalzati | Taurasi

Our journey through the best-preserved castles in the province of Avellino continues in Montemiletto, home of the Norman-era Castle of Leonessa, belonging to the de Tocco aristocratic family. The castle stands on a rise overlooking the surrounding landscape and the valley of the Calore and Sabato rivers. Seriously damaged during a siege by the above-mentioned Count de Tocco in 1419, it was subsequently converted into an aristocratic residence in the 16th century, which explains the presence of Renaissance-era architectural elements.
Castle of Montemiletto
Castle of Montemiletto

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