The tower

The “Castle” Anguilla referred to in the novel The Moon And The Bonfires is the old medieval castle of Santo Stefano Belbo, which stood on the hill above the historic centre of the village. The castle dated back to the mid thirteenth century and was built by widening an older castle, constructed where already in the sixth century another fortification stood. Unfortunately, the medieval castle was destroyed: its only trace is the 25m-tower that still overlooks the village.


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