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Forza d'Agrò paese medievale a due passi da Taormina e l'Etna. Ricco d'arte, storia e cultura, panorami mozzafiato. Famoso per aver accolto i cast di moltissimi film tra i quali Il Padrino parte I, Parte II e Parte III che hanno conseguito 27 nominations e 9 Oscar

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 Forza d'Agrò paese medievale a due passi da Taormina e l'Etna. Ricco di arte, storia e cultura, panorami mozzafiato. Famoso per aver accolto i cast di molti film.

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The Castle

Between the 11th and 12th Century the Great Count Ruggero ordered that a castle be built at the highest point of the valley 420 metres above sea level perhaps over old ruins of a previous castle.

The castle can be reached by climbing a rocky steep ascent built on a cliff.

L'entrata dell Castello Normanno   

The entrance to the fort is constructed with big blocks of stone crushed in a perch. On the architrave there is an inscription - a reminder of when the fort was reconstructed 1595.

In the internal part of the fortress there are other walls with slits. In the centre of the castle there are old dwellings for the soldiers, storerooms for grain and the remains of the Church of the Crucifix, where the belltower stands out.

In the elevated part there are wells that were used for the supply of water. These are located at various points within the walls..

It is believed that there may have been a secret passage built in the castle.

Ina pre-elevated space near the church there is a cavern shaped building which is thought to be the "polveriera" the powder depot of the fortress.

In 1876 the Castle of Forza D'Agrò became a cemetery. The tombs are all different in dimension and do not follow any geometric form. The fort has become a dead city.

At a stone's throw away of the fort the solid outline of the guardroom stands out dominationg the lengh and width of the horizon.

From this height at a glace one can encompass 360° range of vision and be fascinated by its artistic and natural beeauty.

Firstly Maghia, the cultivated territories near and far, the smoking Etna, the River Agrò and all the village with its churches, its paths, the tile roofings, the wild vegetation, the sea - all splendid under the caress of the sun.

Translation by  Maria Nirelli

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