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Built at the will of Manfredi III of Chiaramonte in 1364, the castle is linked to stories of conspiracies, betrayals and… ghosts! Not only classical art or baroque art, in Sicily it is also possible to visit splendid testimonies of medieval art, among Arab-Norman roads, ancient villages and castles. Positioned on an inaccessible cliff, so much so that it seems a majestic eagle nest, perfectly camouflaged in the limestone rock, we find one of the sicilian castles with the best scenographic impact: the Castello di Mussomeli, also known as the Castello Manfredonico. The name derives from Manfredi III of Chiaramonte, the Duke of Modica who decided to create the castle at the point where a previous fort of the swabian period was located, because it was conquered by the inaccessible position that made it perfect from a strategic point of view. It is said that it was built in just…