• Castle above Milazzo harbor Sicily

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    FOT482504
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    35.1 MB
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    16200 x 7925 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    1372 x 671 mm
    54.0 x 26.4 in
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    Castle above Milazzo harbor Sicily Milazzo: You'll probably reach Lipari via boat from Milazzo, whose coastal fortress is visible from afar. The citadel is actually Milazzo's only real attraction, and it's unfortunate that hardly anybody ever visits this vast structure because within its large "exterior" walls is a splendid medieval castle built during the Norman era. Located on the edge of town, the castle is one of Norman Sicily's best kept secrets and well worth a visit if you're a lover of medieval military Architecture. The castle was one of the first Norman buildings erected in Sicily, though there were additions over the centuries. In the center of the citadel is the square Norman castle, which somewhat resembles the Tower of London. Milazzo itself was founded as Mylae by Greeks from Zancle (Messina) in 716 BC. Unfortunately, little local evidence remains of this ancient culture, though Milazzo has a civic museum that may be considered exceptional for a locality of its size.
    Uploader
    Rob Weaver
    Contributor
    Rob Weaver
    Date Taken
    2008-10-21
    Uploaded on
    2008-10-22
    Collection
    A AEOLIAN ISLANDS AND SICILY STREET SCENES AND PLACES A
    Category
    Architecture
    Sub Category
    Castles
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