Sant'Angelo a Scala is located at the foot of Mount Vallatrone, approximately at 560 m over sea level on the north-west side of the Partenio mountains. According to written sources, a fortress was built on a steep slope in the second half of the eleventh century. Sant'Angelo a Scala was first mentioned in historical documents in 1030. Many battles were fought within sight of the castle during the Middle Ages.
In 1113, Guglielmo Carbone, Earl of Monteforte, attacked and gained control of the castle. The Norman and Anjevin armies continued to take it in turns to occupy the castle during the following centuries. In 1160 Riccardo II donated the castle to Riccardo de Aquila. In 1345 the castle had passed to the Aquino family and in 1466 was inherited by Diomede Carafa, Earl of Maddaloni; the Salvo family then held it from 1615 to 1806.
In the second half of the 15th century the castle underwent numerous transformations that changed it into a noble residence.
Only the perimeter walls have survived.
In Sant'Angelo a Scala we can see a building fortified with a cylindrical Turret.
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