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Fortifications and castles

Castles

Castle of Bagnoli del Trigno

Castle of Bagnoli del Trigno

13th and 14th century maps identify the town as Balneoli or Bagnuolo. In the Norman period it was in the hands of Beraldo, Count of Isernia, while in the Swabian period it belonged to the Counts of Molise. The castle, of Longobard origin, is perched on a rocky spur with a commanding view of the Trigno river valley, a strategic position halfway between two major sheep-tacks. The Normans modified the previous structures, raising well-set escarped walls: slightly pronounced overhanging ones on three sides, while the front entrance wall is more prominent. The castle, four-sided, with buildings against the inner walls, has suffered numerous modifications through the course of time and all signs of military installations have been erased. A loophole and some openings that appear to have served as cannon ports still remain.

Castle of Bagnoli del Trigno