Angevin Castle

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This massive fortress is known by several names: Angevin Castle, after its founder; New Castle, or Castelnuovo in Italian, to distinguish it from another castle nearby, which is about 300 years older; and locally as the Maschio Angioino, also a reference to the founder Charles I of Naples.

A descendent of a medieval French dynasty, he – like the castle – is also known by another name: Charles of Anjou. The castle is a fascinating trapezoidal building with five round towers.

Today it is the seat of the City Council and, since 1990, the site of the Civic Museum.