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Conversano Castle (Castello di Conversano)

Conversano Castle



Location: Bari Province  Map

Constructed: 11th century




Description of Conversano Castle

Conversano Castle is a medieval stronghold located in Bari Province of Italy. Conversano Castle was originally constructed in the 6th century AD. However numerous wars and barbaric invasions reduced former defenses to the pile of ruins. During medieval times in the 11th century this strategic location was seized by the invading Norman kings. They quickly erected their own castle to defend newly acquired lands. Eventually they managed to assimilate and become an important part of the Italian history. Counts of Conversano used this stronghold as their official residence for centuries. Today this Conversano Castle is partially open to the public and houses an art gallery inside.









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