Santa Caterina’s Fort

Santa Caterina’s Fort

Ancient walls that enclose much of Sicily’s history which could be the planned destination after a nice walk in the countryside of Favignana. The fort probably takes its name from a small church that stands within it. It is thought to have arisen out of a former defensive Saracen tower and that over the centuries it has survived through changing fortunes while still keeping its quality of fortification. Full of secrets and rooms, it seems like it was used to house prisoners both during the Aragonese period and the Angevin period. It now lies ruined but still retains traces of ancient inscriptions and coats of arms on the outside walls, as well as the outbursts of some prisoners who were forcibly lodged there.



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