Valsinni Castle

Presumably built on a pre-existing Lombard fortification, in the early 11th century, it is one of the best preserved manors in the region.
“Suggestive in architecture and imposing in the fullness of forms, classic in the series of battlements and embrasures”. This is how Benedetto Croce defined the fortress of Valsinni in “Life of adventures, faith and passion, Isabella Morra and Diego Sandoval de Castro”, when he climbed the rugged cliff, in search of traces of the Petrarca-born poet. Today a national monument, the manor of Aragonese appearance houses works, documents and writings that testify to the existential events of Isabella di Morra. Some of her verses, posthumously written during the anguished imprisonment into which she was forced before her death at the hands of her brothers, still seem to resonate these events.