Improperly named Maschio Angioino (Man of Anjou), the New Castle is emblematic to Naples.
Built by Charles of Anjou in the 13th century, this Gothic castle underwent major renovations in the Renaissance style by the Aragon architect Guglielmo Sagrera. In the entry, the immense white marble arch a symbol of the victory of Alphonse V of Aragon over the House of Anjou is one of the castle's most beautiful centrepieces.
In its vast dungeons, the Crocodile Room can make sensitive soulsquiver. It is there that the cruel and frivolous Jeanne d'Anjou is said to have had her lovers devoured alive, thereby ensuring their silence about her libertine habits.
Piazza Castello, Napoli
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