Built on a small hill (290 m) overlooking Balata di Baida.
In this area, various fortified settlements from the medieval period have been found (first half of the XNUMXth century-first half of the XNUMXth century).
Until the early nineteenth century, Baida was a barony comprising a vast wooded area with prevalent livestock breeding and hunting activities. At the center of the fiefdom was the castle, a fortified structure with a central courtyard, built towards the end of the XNUMXth century and subsequently enlarged.
The castle is characterized by a curtain wall that delimits a rectangular courtyard. The internal space is occupied by various buildings leaning against the walls (chapel, dependencies, but also houses, warehouses and stables). Still clearly visible is a lowered arch with a ring with diamond studs, surmounted by a small bell gable. An inscription in Latin recalls the visit of Ferdinand III of Bourbon.
Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero
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