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Castello Tramontano(Matera)

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The Tramontano Castle in Matera is in Aragonese style and is located in the highest part of the town. The castle is named after Count Giancarlo Tramontano, a native of the province of Naples, who was of humble origins and an ardent supporter of the Aragonese. His relationship with the population was never idyllic, to the point of being murdered by the citizens themselves. After he was killed in 1515 by some rebellious vassals, work on the castle was never completed, as is evident from its current shape.

It is precisely this "incompleteness" that makes the castle particularly suggestive and an ideal location for important cultural and musical events.

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