Calitri

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical notes

Calitri rises 530 metres above sea level. The present ruins of a medieval Palace, Palazzo Gesualdo, that was built on the remains of an earlier Castle (approximately built in the 12th century), dominate the hilltop as the owners, the powerful Gesualdo family, once did. The Castle was abandoned during the Swabian domination and quickly fell into disrepair. However, the castle was extensively restored in 1239. Over the succeeding centuries, the fief passed from one duchy to another, in 1498 the owner of this Castle was Troiano Caracciolo, in 1517 it passed to Fabrizio Gesualdo, who was succeeded by his son, Luigi IV. The Castle underwent many changes, renovations and even rebuilding during the period in which it was occupied by the Gesualdo family, transforming it from a powerful fortress into a magnificent aristocratic residence. In 1693 ownership of the Castle passed to Francesco Mirelli, who died under the rubble, during the earthquake of 1694. According to local sources, the Castle had 300 rooms with beautiful bastions, four towers on the corners and two drawbridges.

 

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Hotel Ambasciatori - Via Toscana parco Tozzoli - +39.0827.34872 - Calitri

 

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The Park of the WWF

 

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Ceramics, clothes.

 

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