Gate of Castelfranco

Castelfranco is the site of a castle and scattered settlement on the southern coast of Crete, on the Libyan Sea, about 12 km east of Chora Sfakion and within the prefecture of Chania.
The locals, who disliked the castle, contemptuously nicknamed it Frangokastello, i.e. the Castle of the Franks (i.e. the Catholic foreigners), Castelfranco.
In Querini’s time it was a place of defence and was used by the Venetian nobleman as a warehouse for goods he exported.

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Reportage “Missione cretese. La malvasia di dafnes e Castel Temene” by Tiziano Biasoli: a reportage to discover the Querinian places in Greece

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