Imperiale Castle, Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

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HISTORICAL NOTES | TOURIST INFORMATION

Historical notes

Built on the highest part of the old hamlet, the Castle dates back to the time of the Lombards in the 10th century.

Because of its strategic location, the fortress has always held a primary role as to the defence of the territory. In 1076 under the rule of the Normans, the Lombard fortress became a Castle. In the second half of the 16th century several remakings of the Castle changed its medieval look, transforming it from a powerful fortress into a magnificent aristocratic residence. To this epoch date back the works to shift the main entrance from the occidental to the southern side of the Castle.

Important works of restoration were patronised by Caracciolo in the 16th century and by Prince Placido Imperiale in 1768. Extensive works of restoration became essential after the 1980 earthquake, that heavily damaged the structure of the Castle. In the 20th century, the Castle was first used as a Courthouse and a Prison and then as a Notary Archieve and Judiciary offices premises.

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Tourist Information

Attractions in Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

 

The Abbey of Goleto

Goleto Abbey was founded by Saint Guglielmo, patron of Irpinia, in 1133. It is located in the town of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi and is one of the most important monuments in the South of Italy.

The foundation originally consisted of a double monastery -a community for men and another for women- and also a church. Led by several abbesses among them Febronia, Marina I, Agnese and Scolastica, the Abbey was enriched with several works of art, that can still be seen today.

The Goleto was definitively suppressed by King Giuseppe Bonaparte of Naples, in 1807.

Since then, the abbey fell into decay but fortunately the complex has survived all this and has now been restored to its former glory.

 

 

The Abbey of Goleto

Febronia Tower in the Goleto

 

 

The Italian author Giampaolo Merciai during the tour at the Abbey, 7th July 2012

 

 

 

  • Accommodation
  • Hotel-Ristorante Goleto - contrada San Guglielmo - tel.: +39.0827.215215 - Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi

 

  • LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK
  • La Locanda - Borgo San Rocco - tel.: +39.0827.23888 - Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi
  • Ristorante O Metetore pizzeria-bar - Via San Pietro 41 - tel.: +39.0827.23829 - Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi
  • Ristorante Il Porcellino - tel.: +39.0827.23559

 

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