Montefusco Castle

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical notes

Situated on a hilltop, which rises approximately 707 meters above sea level, Montefusco is one of the most important historic villages in the Irpinia region.

The first written record documenting the existence of Montefusco dates back to 1119.

Over the years, several famous people visited the Castle such as Callisto I and Onorio II, the Norman Tancredi and Carlo d'Angiò. In 1722 the fief was purchased by Lucio Caracciolo, duke of S. Vito.

Built in Norman times, the Fortress underwent several changes and was converted to a Prison, in the first half of the 15th century. Since 1851, the King Ferdinando II di Borbone imprisoned only anti-Bourbon patriots. Sadly it was a place where prisoners were tortured and very difficult to get out alive.

The prison was definitively closed in 1923.

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Tourist Information
  • Attractions in Montefusco
  • "Museo Risorgimentale" (Museum of the 19th century - in the Castle)

    San Bartolomeo Gate

    San Bartolomeo Church (12th century)

    The Bell Tower

 

  • Local products

    The well-known grapes of Avellino's Wines Fiano DOCG and Aglianico.

 

  • THE WINE CELLARS
  • Azienda vinicola Angelarosa

 

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Religious Tourism. Come to Irpinia. It's beautiful.

Goleto Abbey

Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

Mother Church

Grottaminarda

San Giacomo Abbey

Sant'Angelo a Scala

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Irpinia Castles invite you to toast with the most renowned products

Black Truffles of Bagnoli Irpino

"Greco di Tufo" - Tufo

"Fiano di Avellino" - Lapio

"Taurasi" DOC - Taurasi

"Aglianico" IGT

Honey - Torella dei Lombardi, Montefredane

Hazelnuts

Carmasciano Cheese

Chestnuts of Montella IGT

Flowers - Montella

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Pasta - Flumeri, Zungoli

Olive oil - Ariano Irpino

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It was declared a national monument in 1928.

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