Sperlinga castle is a strange mix to prehistorically excavations on the rock and medieval architectonic buildings. It is excavated in an impressive sandstone rock and it was utilized by Sicilian prehistorical population like a sacred area or necropolis, it was modified during byzantine domination and Sarasin domination in a military point of observation, finally during Normand domination it was changed in a castle.
A guided visit offers the possibility to discover the different kind of excavations like rooms, windows, channels and tanks to collect water rain, bell silos have been excavated for the storage and processing of cereals, stables.
The building zone is very important because you can observe the drawbridge, the moat, the chapel, the tower with Ghibelline battlements. See castle structureSperlinga come from the ancient Greek that means grotto.
The inhabitants speak a strange dialect called Galloitalico gave in this part of Sicily by immigrants came from North Italy and South of France during Normand domination from 1061 to 1137
The castle is very important to History of Sicily because during Sicilian Vespers the inhabitants protect French soldiers, they offered food during the long siege. The Sicilian Vespers is the name given to a rebellion in Sicily in 1282 against the rule of the French/Angevin king Charles I, who in 1266 and with Papal complicity, had taken control of the entire Kingdom of Sicily.
The castle, now is the destination of thousands of Italians and foreign tourists, a trip on the village and a guided visit afford to discover a Sicily rich in amazements, testimony of a past grow up to different dominations.
Open every day , sunday and also on public holidays and religious feasts.
From 9,00 to 13,00 and from 15,00 to 18,00
|6 years – 18 years 1 €||19 years - 64 years 2 €||65 years and over 1 €|
Info and tourist support in english: Simon Guglielmo 338 3535480
|25-05-2013||- piazza castello - ore 21 lettura del romanzo Lolita|
lettura del romanzo "Lolita" di Vladimir Nabovok ore 21 piazza castello a cura del gruppo isola degli asini
|07-04-2013||Museo della Memoria - Modica - RG|
|10-08-2012||Sperlinga - Consegna Bandiera Borghi più Belli d'Italia|
Consegna della Certificazione e della Bandiera dei Borghi più belli d'Italia
Piazza Castello ore 20,00