The Medieval Castle of Castellammare di Stabia
Il Medieval Castle rises in one of the most striking features of the Sorrentine peninsula and overlooking the Gulf of Naples. It was built by the Duke of Sorrento in IX century guarding the restricted stretch of coast between the buttresses of the Monte Faito and the sea, to protect the Sorrento Peninsula, its possession, from possible infiltration of enemy armies. Over the centuries the Castle has undergone various transformations, imposed above all by the evolution of the war techniques.
From the large entrance courtyard with a well you enter the courtyard of the Castle and, descending a monumental staircase in Renaissance style, you reach the garden with fountains, water features and fishpond.
Adjacent to the garden, where was the ancient moat, a jardin d'hiver with sea view and Vesuvius, ideal place to host unforgettable gala events, Up to 500 posts.
Through a romantic and evocative walk on the ancient walls and the drawbridge you can access the internal rooms adorned with ancient renaissance portals and chimneys in perfect working order that give the environment a warm and refined atmosphere.
The history of the Castle
The Medieval Castle was a possession, among others, of the D'Anjou and in 1538 was given as a dowry by Charles V of Hapsburg to his daughter Margherita, when he married Ottavio Farnese. In the seventeenth century the castle lost its original function of fortitude becoming ruins and this gave it a romantic appearance until it became the dominant note of the landscape and subject preferred by painters, draftsmen and engravers as Pitloo, Duclère, Pinelli, Giant, Carelli, Gaeta and many other artists of the School of Posillipo.
Services: a window on the Gulf of Naples
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