Santo Stefano Medio

The castle was possibly the S. Stefano in Cefalu diocese held by John Caltagirono of Misilmeri in the late 1320s.

The castle is located on a slight rise in the outskirts of Santo Stefano Medio, a few miles south of Messina.  It consists of a 30' square tower standing some 50' high.  This is surrounded by a pentagonal ward with the apex facing south and protected by a polygonal tower.  The entrance, probably an internal rectangular gatetower, lies just northeast of this.  The north wall has a round tower at each corner which appears to have very modern upper storeys.

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