Castello Normanno-Svevo

Pin-R The Iconic Castle.

cas1In its current version is dated between 1070 and 1130, a time when the Great Count Roger, the Norman , making use of Arab laborers , would perhaps rebuilt on an ancient pre-existing fortifications.

It has three towers, two squares and one, cylindrical, well-preserved and in recent years , after some restoration work, It reopened to the public. Inside the castle halls are held many cultural event.cas2During the years when the castle was closed to the public, Teenagers use to entered secretly into the castle and climbed the towers, particularly the cylindrical one, from which you can admire a breathtaking view, and sweep over the whole Trapani province, also managing to glimpse the sea.

When Garibaldi declared Salemi capital of Italy, for a day (yes, many do not know but Salemi was the FIRST CAPITAL OF ITALY !! ).