The town of Palagianello was founded in 1102 by refugees from the nearby Mottola who escaped from this town when it was destroyed by the Normans.
Palagianello is located near some rock caves carved into the limestone. One of the most important ones is the Crypt of San Nicola which houses fragments of some XIV century frescoes. Also the Hermits' Crypt with frescoes dating back to the XII century.
The town of Palagianello has a castle built by Count Sella Caracciolo in the XVIII century. It was built in a strategic position in order to control the territory around the town. It is of quadrangular shape with four towers. An ancient drawbridge is still located on the west side of the castle although the main entrance is now on the south side.
Palagianello tourist information
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Towns in Puglia