del Tufo Castle in Tufo

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Historical notes

Tufo Castle is set on a volcanic rock, on the top of the hill. It was built by Raone del Tufo during the Lombard domination. The first historical mention of the little town appeared in the 9th century.

People settled around the Castle and used the volcanic rock that was widely present in the subsoil of the whole area of the country, to built their fortress. Lombards, Byzantines fought over this strategic fortification for years. In the second half of the 11th century the Normans defeated the Lombards and the Byzantines, who were totally exhausted by years of war.

The Castle was therefore built as a fortress to protect the village from enemy raids. In the second half of the 15th century Alfonso V of Aragon reigned over Tufo. This Dynasty modified the structure of the Castle with decorations and ornaments. The Castle had also the function to provide a retreat for Royal or aristocratic families as the so called del Tufo, who ruled over Tufo in 1578. It followed a period of earthquakes, plagues and floods. Two other aristocratic families reigned over Tufo: Piatti of Venice and Capobianco of Benevento.

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Tourist Information

 

Attractions in Tufo

 

The "Mother Church" of "San Michele"

Saint Michael Cave

"Mulino Giardino" of the sulfur mine that belonged to the family di Marzo

 

Festivals and cultural events

 

Tufo Greco Festival (September)

Le Notti Ritrovate (November)

 

Places to go

 

Archbasilica of SS. Maria Annunziata - Prata

 

Local food & drink

 

Trattoria Osteria "A casa mia" - Frazione Santa Lucia 9 - tel.: +39.0825.998237

 

 

Products

 

The well-known grapes of Tufo's Wine "Greco di Tufo" DOC

 

THE WINE CELLARS OF GRECO DI TUFO

 

Cantine di Marzo - via Gaetano di Marzo 2, Tufo - tel.: +39.0825.998022

Cantine Torricino di Stefano di Marzo - Località Torricino, Tufo - tel.: +39.0825.998119

Azienda Agricola Benito Ferrara di Gabriella Ferrara e Sergio Ambrosino - Frazione San Paolo 14, Tufo - tel.: +39.0825.998194

Cantine dell'Angelo

Terre del Principato - via Torino 56, Piazzolla di Nola (Na) - tel.: +39.081.8291498

Le Otto Terre - via Stazione Lotto A/4, Tufo - tel.: +39.0825.998318

 

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Videogallery

 

BMT Borsa Mediterranea Turismo, Neaples. April 2012

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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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The half restored Castle in Tufo can be visited while crossing the historic centre.

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