The Angevin Aragonese Castle in Gallipoli, originally surrounded by the sea, is the result of a series of changes and transformations which have succeeded one another over the centuries. The original structure was quadrangular shaped. To this main nucleus sighting towers were added.
Gallipoli has always assumed the forms of a fortified town, so that, over its history, the defensive system has been more and more developed. Therefore, in the first part of the 16th century, the Ravelin was built, a big dungeon separated from the town walls and the castle, planned by the architect from Siena, Francesco Martini, as outpost to protect the Town.

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