Castello a Mare

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Aragon Gate, Castello a Mare, Palermo

Castello a Mare (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈstɛllo a mˈmaːre]) or Castellammare (pronounced [kaˌstɛllamˈmaːre]) is an ancient fortress that guarded the entrance to the port at Palermo in La Cala.[1] Extensive remains are visible, some of which are open to the public. There is a Norman keep, a fortified gate or entrance, and remains of a sophisticated Renaissance star-shaped defence.


  1. ^ Douglas Sladen. Sicily: The New Winter Resort, an Encyclopedia of Sicily. Forgotten Books. p. 410. ISBN 978-1-4400-8801-8. Retrieved 19 March 2012.

Coordinates: 40°39′N 17°58′E / 40.650°N 17.967°E / 40.650; 17.967