San Nicola de Thoro plano Castle (cultural itinerary)

This stronghold is one of the last witnesses of the military defensive system of Amalfi against the attacks coming from the sea. It rises up on the top of a hill above Maiori, from there, it was able to control the whole area surrounding the town. It was built in the IX century and its walls cover a perimeter of 550 m protecting an area of 7500 m2. Along these walls , stand nine round sighting towers. This fortification was destroyed by the Pisans in 1137, but, after that it was rebuilt and still used for several centuries for the territory defense.