CARBONANA was built in the 5th century, in the time of Roman Empire, as a military signal post, when senate was in Rome while the Emperior resided in Ravenna. The main tower you see, is intact from that time. In the 10th century the Templar order of militant monks build the smaller tower, the jagged front part of the fortress. In the 12th century the round tower was built, and the abbot was given the castle and the title of Count of CARBONANA. The rest of the building (the roofed part) was completed in the 14th century enclosing the courtyard as it is now. The castle has 37 rooms which includes wine cellar, dungeons, tower etc.