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Summary

Castello Maniace

Class:

  • Castle
  • visible
  • Location ┬▒ 0-5 m.
(see also PELAGIOS)

Identifiers:

Nearby

Syracusae

Syracuse

Chersonesos [Sicily]

Greek colony on Sicily - precise location is not now known, but it is near Syracuse.

Temple of Athena - Syracuse

Temple of Athena - Syracuse. Part of the structure is incorporated in Siracusa Cathedral

Syracuse, Ionic temple

Temple

Images

Surroundings (Panoramio)

Annotation

The Castello Maniace, constructed between 1232 and 1240, is an example of the military architecture of Frederick II's reign. It is a square structure with circular towers at each of the four corners. The most striking feature is the pointed portal, decorated with polychrome marbles.
# The important Archaeological Museum, with collections including findings from the mid-Bronze Age to 5th century BC.