Castle and Palazzo Fienga

We know that there has been a fortified building on Park Hill ever since the 10th century, a strategic position for controlling the broad Sarno valley as it opens out northwards towards the sea and passes through the narrow gorge between Nocera and Cava de’ Tirreni. The only element to survive from medieval times is the polygonal tower (probably dating from the 12th – 13th century), standing on the crest of the hill. Beneath it once stood the castle, although little is left of it today following the radical modifications carried out in the 19th and 20th centuries by its owners, the Guidobaldi and Fienga families. The building, on two levels, is rectangular with a courtyard and rooms round the medieval tower, opening onto the park which covers the whole hillside. On the upper level a spacious parade ground is surrounded by rooms with Neogothic battlements and, in one corner, a chapel built in the mid-19th century. It is now designated as the headquarters  for the Territorial Administration of the Agro Nocerino-Sarnese, museums and cultural institutions.


10th century


Park Hill


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