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Torre di Casalotto

CATEGORY : WHERE TO SEE

SUB CATEGORY :Castle

  • ADDRESS :37.578905, 15.146277
  • ZIP CODE :95022
  • CITY :Aci Catena
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Description topographical and architectural units. The entire complex is situated on top of a hill, in a prominent position than the surrounding countryside. It is a type of fortified farm, better known by the name of "beam". It has a wall by an irregular plan, punctuated occasionally by some watchtowers slightly protruding. Within the walls, there are two buildings: the first, oriented east / west, was probably the residential area; the second, north / south, probably housed all activities related to the cultivation of the vast territory subject to the control of large farm. It is not impossible that the northern part of the latter part of the building was once the home of the guardian of the "beam" (better known as the "farmer"). Finally, at the confluence of the two structures it stands, imposing, a tower from the irregular polygonal plan. This structure would seem to present a stratified building dating back to an earlier period, possibly medieval.