Citadel

sights / Historic

Citadel information

Location
Lipari , Italy
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After the pirate Barbarossa rampaged through in 1544, murdering most of Lipari's men and enslaving the women, the island's Spanish overlords fortified Lipari by constructing a citadel (also known as the castle) around the town centre. The town has since moved downhill but much of the citadel's impregnable wall structure survives; it's an impressive sight, especially when seen from below.