Castle of Melfi is located in Potenza Province in Southern Italy.
Castle of Melfi was erected in the 11th century by the invading
Normans that setteled here. Its strategic location and great views
of mountains around this place a desirable place to live for
aristocratic families. On some occasions Castle of Melfi became a
center of Roman Catholic Church. Five ecumenical council were held
within its walls where important theological matters were discovered
by the high ranking member of the church. Furthermore Pope Nicholas
II frequently visited the stronghold, spending summer months here.
Today the stronghold is open to the public. Despite numerous seismic
activities the walls and towers of Castle of Melfi are well