Castello Aragonese (Ortona)
Latest update: 23 February 2022
The Castello Aragonese in Ortona stands in a commanding position overlooking the Adriatic Sea in the region of Abruzzo.
Named after the Aragonese dynasty that once ruled the area, the fortress was originally built with defence in mind but later became a home for the noble Baglioni family in the 17th century. The exterior of the castle and ramparts are free to enter and to wander.
There are two further castles featured on this website that have the same name: on the island of Ischia in the Campania region is one Castello Aragonese, while the small beach resort of Le Castella in Calabria is home to the other Castello Aragonese.
Established: 15th century
Close by: Marina di San Vito, Francavilla al Mare, Pescara
Recommended stay: Magnificat Hotel & Resort (14 km)