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Presentation lanza castle

  1. 1. Lanza Castle of Trabia
  2. 2. The wealth of water of the lands of Trabia drove many noble families into these places, among which the prestigious Norman- Swabian dynasty of Lanza that has been dominating the country since the sixteenth century. The symbol of their power was the imposing castle that was destroyed in 1517 by rebels during a popular uprising.
  3. 3. As reported in old written records, the castle seemed to be immersed in a true earthly paradise with a fresh and clear spring flowing between the massive rocks.
  4. 4. In time, the building was joined by a tavern and later by some processingindustries.In 1784 the Prince of Trabia Pietro Lanza transformed the castle into a busyestablishment, since the cloth, cookies, oil of "nozzle" and glue industries wereadded to the tuna one.These activities came to an end with the death of Prince Pietro in 1811. Thecastle was later inhabited by its owners only at the time of the tunning-fishingnets and another Prince Pietro founded, among its walls, an “amateur dramaticsociety”, which lasted only a few years. Still a property of the same family, thecaste had been restored with passionate care by Prince Raimondo Lanza.
  5. 5. The castle now shows large terraces from which you canenjoy an amazing view of the splendid Gulf of Termini,some remains of the side structures, the wallsaccompanied by a circle of towers and architecturalelements placed at regular intervals used for ornamentand defense .The centre of the estate is determined by the old tower,once used as a prison, which dominates the largecourtyard.
  6. 6. On the first entry you can see theremains of the drawbridge and insidethe walls, the second entry leading intothe princes private residence.Unfortunately, this monument of greathistorical and architectural value isdestined to decay and ruin. The parkand the surrounding gardens aredevastated by decades of neglect, theinterior is subjected to constant theft:furniture, floors, doors, windows,ornaments, sculptures and artifacts ofall kinds are carried away withcontemptuous security. If restored, itstourist appeal would be extraordinaryfor its history, the artistic importanceof the architecture, the rarity of thelocation by the sea.
  7. 7. On the first entry you can see theremains of the drawbridge and insidethe walls, the second entry leading intothe princes private residence.Unfortunately, this monument of greathistorical and architectural value isdestined to decay and ruin. The parkand the surrounding gardens aredevastated by decades of neglect, theinterior is subjected to constant theft:furniture, floors, doors, windows,ornaments, sculptures and artifacts ofall kinds are carried away withcontemptuous security. If restored, itstourist appeal would be extraordinaryfor its history, the artistic importanceof the architecture, the rarity of thelocation by the sea.

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