Castello Baglioni, Civitella Messer Raimondo

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Baglioni Castle or palace of the Counts Baglioni is a fortified palace in Civitella Messer Raimondo, Chieti, Abruzzo.


The castle might have been built when the Baglioni family moved to Civitella Messer Raimondo in the 18th century. The courtyard is almost rectangular in shape, yet it has a quadrangular layout. On the eastern side lies a bastion. There are two levels to it. The facade has seven axes and is made of stone cantonments.

The entrance block is in front of the other facade blocks. The rest of the rampart is composed of stone, while the tower on the facade is built of brick and supported by stone corbels. Stone from the Maiella was used to build the portal. A balcony supported by corbels is located above the entryway. One enters the royal courtyard through a hallway and a frescoed barrel vault and finds another tower (perhaps a watchtower) standing parallel to the facade.

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