|The town of Caccamo
Tourism in Caccamo
Erected in Norman period, it is the greatest castle of Sicily and one of the most majestic of Italy.
Photo © Edizioni Leopardi
Placed on a very steep rock, its towers and merlons have stood up well over the centuries to any enemy attempt.
It was altered for the first time in 1300 by Manfredi I Chiaramonte and in 1398 by Giaimino de Prades thanks to him the tower of Dammuso was built in the middle part of southern side.
In 1963 it was acquired by Sicilian province which supplied with different works of consolidation and repair.
Its inside among others there are different rooms, such as stable rooms, theatre hall, various guards, court chapel, kneading-trough tower, the XVIIth-century residence of lords, servants' rooms and cells.
From western terrace, sheer on valley, panorama roves till to Rocca Busambra.