Tropea Castle

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The only known daguerreotype of Tropea castle prior to its destruction in 1876

Tropea Castle was a castle in Tropea in Vibo Valentia province of Calabria in southern Italy.[1] In 1725, one of four towers of the castle was damaged, and the entire castle was finally destroyed in 1876, by Carlo Toraldo with explosives.[2] On 8 July 1806, during the Napoleonic Wars, 400 Polish soldiers surrendered at Tropea Castle to the captain of HMS Apollo.[3]


  1. ^ Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. overland from India (In a series of letters) Author: John Hanson, Captain. Publisher: London : Printed for T. Baker, 1820. p. 214 Quote: "...and if I wished to select a picture of repose and fertility I would certainly choose the village, castle and woods in the neighbourhood of Tropea"
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  3. ^ Gareth Glover (30 June 2017). The Forgotten War Against Napoleon: Conflict in the Mediterranean. Pen and Sword. p. 113. ISBN 978-1-5267-1589-0.