The building which is the centre of the Hotel Castello was built in the early years of the XV century (1425) as a monastery for followers of St. Francis of Assisi. After the suppression of the monastic orders by the French administration (Napoleon I) in 1809 it was converted into police station and a prison. Other uses followed until, in 1922, it was acquired privately and became an hotel. The historical building has recently been radically restored and now offers all the comfort of a three star Hotel. Hospitality. Its central position makes it an ideal base for both business men and tourists. The large confortable rooms haveair conditioning, shower/W.C./bidet (with alarm), direct telephone, minibarand satellite TV. The hotel is endowed with elevator, garage and common safe. Within 100 m. of the Hotel is the entrance, through its great door, to the Svevo Norman Castle, the Cathedral, Archeological Museum and the Town Library are also within easy reach. From the Hotel you enjoy a panoramic view on the town centre public gardens which are readily accessible. In the restructuring, for aesthetic reasons, the substance of the Hotel has been preserved.