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The castle of Francavilla di Sicilia

MircoMannino/ October 7, 2019/ Francavilla di Sicilia, Province of Messina/ 0 comments

There are not many news on the origins of the castle, nor many archaeological remains. It is thought that originally on this hill there was a Greek outpost, around the 5th century BC.
Subsequently some documents attest to the existence of a castle as well as a monastery, the Monastery of Santa Placa, built in the Norman era.
If the monastery, of which some remains still exist, was built in the Norman age, and since this area of ​​Sicily is dotted with Norman castles, it is thought in conclusion and logically that this building is also of Norman origin, built therefore between the 1000 and 1100.