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Gangi – The Medieval art town on a golden hill

Gangi is the old Greek name of Sicily. A mountain town with Norman origins situated 1000 m.a.s.l. with 6100 inhabitants. Named themselves “The town of arts”. Tricky roads to drive too, but offers stunning views and originality. Here I also found a local tambourine shop still making tambourines the traditional way from goat skin.

Visiting the Norman castle Mongialino

Mongialino Castle or Monte Crifone is a norman castle built 1140 and was destroyed in the worst earthquake in the Sicilian history, 1693. In Sicily are located over 120 norman castles as forts and the number is increasing every year. The Norman period was the richest period in Sicilys history.

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Mongialino Slott eller Monte Crifone ?r ett normanniskt slott som byggdes 1140 och f?rst?rdes i den v?rsta jordb?vningen i den sicilianska historien, 1693. P? Sicilien finns ?ver 120 normandiska slott och f?stningar och antalet ?kar f?r varje ?r. Den normandiska perioden var den rikaste perioden i Siciliens historia.

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