Fortified Park (parko della Forza)

This plateau was fortified and remodelled as a true Citadel incorporating the Marchionale palace, some rooms of which have retained their fired and painted limestone paving tiles. The small fort accommodated a few churches including the Annunziata (its pavement has 26 funerary pits). The Scuderia Grotto, used a stables from the Middle Ages onwards, is decorated with equestrian themed graffiti . But the most staggering attraction is the Centoscale, a stairway that goes 60m underground.

Useful information

Address : 

Via Cava Grande, 97014 Ispica

Phone:

+39 0932 951133

Price:

2 €

Opening hours

summer: 9am-7pm (Sun 2pm); winter: daily except Sun 9am-1pm

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