The original hamlet was centerd around a stronghold, built in the 12th century.
Ugone de Serra inherited the fortress in the 13th century.
King Federico II often used the Castle as a prison. Roberto Monteccolo was one of the most famous prisoners of the castle.
Over the following years, Giovanni and Costanza Grillo inherited the fortress and resided there until 1445. It gradually began to sink into disrepair and was abandoned by local landlords in 1456.
In the following years, the castle was enlarged to accommodate the needs of the new owners. Even if later renovations have obscured much of the original structure, the keep today give an idea of how imposing this great fortress must have been in its heyday.
The Keep is only one story high, there is one window and one slit downstairs.
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