The castle at Castellammare del Golfo (which means Castle of the Gulf on the Sea) was first built by the Arabs then rebuild by the Normans and then the Swabians. It once had a drawbridge. Today, from town you can walk across a modern bridge to access it. From this perspective on the sea it is hard to see how large the fortress is, but it’s very impressive up close!
Inside are two ethnographic museums curated by the town. One dedicated to tools used by farmers who worked the land and by craftsmen who worked in town, the other dedicated to fishing, specifically tuna fishing that was a main industry here for centuries.