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Castle of Melfi (Castello di Melfi)

Castle of Melfi



Location: Potenza Province  Map

Constructed: 11th century




Description of Castle of Melfi

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 preserved.










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