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Colombaia Castle (Peliade Tower or Sea Castle)

dovecote castle

The Dovecote, Also called Peliade Tower o Sea Castle, is an ancient medieval Trapani fortress, located on a small island (Isola Colombaia) at the eastern end of the port of Trapani. It is 32 meters high, made up of four superimposed floors, with the first used as a cistern, while the original entrance was on the second floor.

Property bound pursuant to Legislative Decree 42/2004 (DDS n. 5029 of 19.01.09)


According to tradition, the name “the dovecote” originates from the fact that doves from Carthage stopped on the dovecote before ending their flight in the temple of Venus in nearby Erice.

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Web, Region of Sicily

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