Crotone, Castle Carlo V

Probably built at the beginning of the 9th Century a. C. with the purpose of defending the city from the Saracens attacks and completely restored during the reign of Charles V, the Castle of Crotone represents a unique example among the Medieval and Renaissance fortresses, because it highlights the transformation which occurred in the military architecture with the transition from the pouncing defence (circular towers overlooking the hinterland) to the grazing defence (ramparts overlooking the sea).

Crotone’s Itineraries