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Ursino Castle (Castello Ursino)

Ursino Castle



Location: Catania  Map

Constructed: middle 13th century






Ursino Castle or Castello Ursino is a medieval stronghold situated in Catania in Sicily Island in the Southern Italy. The citadel was constructed between 1239 and 1250 upon orders of Emperor Frederick II, king of Sicily. Ursino Castle was a key to keep a royal presence in the region. Many other private castles of the local feudal lords were demolished to keep the crown happy. Today Ursino Castle or Castello Ursino is open to the public. It houses a Catania Civico Museum and a gallery of Sicilian art.







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