San Barbato Castle, Manocalzati

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Historical notes

San Barbato Castle is set on the top of the hill. It is located at an altitude of 450 meters from which vantage point it was possible keep watch over the entire valley of the River Sabato.

The fortress was built by the Lombards in 849. The first mention of the fortress appeared in an historical document in 1146, its lord was a certain Malfrido de Sancto Barbato.

The Castle was transformed into a noble residence in the 16th century. Over the years, it was heavily damaged by several earthquakes.

Today the building has a quadrangular layout with two round Towers and two square Towers located on the corners.

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Tourist Information
  • Accommodation
  • B&B Degli Artisti - via Provinciale 89 - Manocalzati - tel.: +39.368.599185 - info@bbdegliartisti.it - www.bbdegliartisti.it
  • Hotel Belsito Le Due Torri - via Variante Est SS.7 BIS - tel.: +39.0825.670001 - Manocalzati
  • Hotel Cristal - Via Piani SS.7 Bis - tel: +39.0825.675671 - Manocalzati

 

 

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Religious Tourism

Come to Irpinia. It's beautiful.

The Sanctuary of "SS. Philomena", Mugnano del Cardinale

The Sanctuary of Carpignano, Grottaminarda

The Sanctuary of "Maria SS. di Montevergine", Mercogliano

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Completely restored, also the interior of the Castle can be visited.

For further information on your visit please contact us.


SPECIAL THANKS TO

"Comune di Manocalzati"


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The Italian poet Antonio Donadio during the tour at the San Barbato Castle and Candida Middle Ages village, 30th September 2012

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