Nisida Castle, Naples, Campania, Italy

The Castle of Nisida is located on the homonymous isle of the archipelago of the Flegree islands, which overlooks the Gulf of Naples. Do not miss the opportunities offered by the Castle for a breathtaking view.

The construction of the Castle probably dates back to the 16th century, in the Angevin period, when Queen Giovanna, nephew of Roberto d'Angiò, reigned.

Subsequently the Castle served as a fortress in the defensive system of the city, which has been extended from Baia to Sperone by the viceroy Don Pedro de Toledo. Then the Castle was renovated to adapt its defense system to counter the raids of the pirate Barbarossa, very active in that period between Calabria and Ischia.

In the 18th century, under Bourbon rule, the Castle lost its defensive function and was used as a prison for criminals and political prisoners. Ironically, with the arrival of the Savoys the same Bourbon officials were imprisoned there.

The Castle is now partly the seat of the Penitentiary Institute for Minors of Naples, in fact it cannot be visited internally.

It offers one of the most evocative view. We advise you to visit the magnificent archipelago and enjoy the magical panorama.

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