Norman Castle in Ariano Irpino

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical Notes

Ariano lies at 817 m above sea level. The present ruins of the Castle that was built in Norman times on the remains of an earlier Castle (built during the Lombard domination) dominate the hilltop. The first documented mention of the fortress in the Middle Ages dates back to 574.

Over the succeeding centuries, ownership of the castle passed from hand to hand - Ruggiero II, Enrico de Vaudemort and Francesco Sforza de Cotignola. After the devastating earthquake of 1456, the fief was purchased by Alberico Carafa.

The structure of the Castle was severely damaged by various earthquakes that struck Aiello in 1550, in 1638, in 1694 and in 1732. Today we can see four cylindrical towers, the Keep and curtain walls.

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Tourist Information

 

Attractions in Ariano Irpino

 

The Starza Archaeological site

The Aequum Tuticum Archaeological site

The Museum of Norman Civilisation (located inside the Castle)

The Archaeological Museum

The Diocesan Museum

The Arcucci Museum

Cathedral

Municipal Park

 

Handmade and typical products

 

Ceramics, Olive oil of Ravece.

 

Places to go

 

THE NORMAN TOWER OF CASALBORE

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES IN MIRABELLA

 

Accommodation

 

HOTEL

Hotel Fontana del Re - Corso Vittorio Emanuele 1 - tel.: +39.0825.827956

Hotel Incontro - Via Nazionale - tel.: +39.0825.891929

Hotel Kristall - Via Fontanangelica - tel.: +39.0825.891187

Hotel Kristall Palace - Via Fontanangelica - tel.: +39.0825.892264

Hotel Life - Contrada Santa Barbara 3 - tel.: +39.0825.891060

Villa Sorriso - Contrada Scarnecchia - tel.: +39.0825.891450

 

BED & BREAKFAST

Masseria dei Briganti B&B - C.da Camporeale - tel.: +39.0825.881266

B&B Torre Normanna - Via Russo Anzani - tel.: +39.0825.871130

 

AGRITURISMI

Antiqua Tempora -  Via S. Barbara 59 - tel.: +39.0825. 891236 - tel.: +39.333.6311003

Colli la pezza - C.da S.Barbara 31/a - tel.: +39.0825.891483 - tel.: +39.339.5372811

Il Focolare - C.da Orneta - tel.: +39.0825.820921

La Colombaia - Via S.Barbara - tel.: +39.0825.891693 - tel.: +39.339.3631764

La Lanterna - S.Nicola a Trignano - tel.: +39.0825.876018 - tel.: +39.335.5893539

La Locanda del bosco - Via Camporeale - tel.: +39.0825.8811541

Li doie aulive - Via Cerreto - tel.: +39.339.269852

Macchiacupa - Via Camporeale 79 - tel.: +39.0825.825275

Regio Tratturo - C.da Camporeale - tel.: +39.0825.881407

Taverna Vitoli - Via Camporeale - tel.: +39.0825.881605

Torreamando - Via Torreamando - tel.: +39.0825.891132

Tre Colli - C.da Turchiciello 19 - tel.: +39.0825.827130

Vecchi Vigneti - Via S.Barbara 11 - tel.: +39.0825.891441

Villa Antico Mulino - Via Ficucelle - tel.: +39.0825.819368

 

 

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The half restored Castle hosts the important Museum of Norman Civilisation that can be visited by tourists.

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