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Castello di Gradara

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Address: Piazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0541 964115
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Romantic getaway!

This is a place that is better known for the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, however there is more than this if you decide to visit the place! The castle is located on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

This is a place that is better known for the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, however there is more than this if you decide to visit the place! The castle is located on top of a hill overlooking the town. Nearby there is a parking area so no need to park in town and make your way up.... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had been told about this place by the owners of the Locanda in whish we were staying near Urbino. To get here we had to take a very good cross country route but the end result was well worth it. Entrance to the castello is by ticket but it is possible to buy a combined city walls and castello... More 

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Thank Bill C
Cervia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Very nicely kept, both the castle and the small village within the walls are definitely a gem. On a nice day it's wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

lovely medieval castle! I recommend it instead of the big crowded places. it´s a amazing piece of story.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely castle to vist . Nice little shops didnt feel like a rip off like some places. Only about 5 km from Cattolica. Well worth the vist.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Quaint castle where the locals still dress in medieval clothes and wines are served in ceramic goblets.... stop by the fairy shop and be dusted with magical fairy dust on your way in... great for adults and kids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Cover your eyes as you ascend to the castle through a gauntlet of tawdry trinket shops that make Disneyland seem high brow. The art and views are worth it, not to mention the room for fans of Dante where where Paulo & Francesca were killed.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice medieval castle, lot's of small shop and castle. Unfortunately there was lot's of area not open to the public. Get your ticket at the information at 1st gate and you will be able to visit the exterior walls. Total cost was 2 euro for the wall and 4 euro for the castle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Francesca and Paolo are already very famous through Divina Comedia of Dante and several operas written with the titel Francesca di Rimini. The castle is very well kept, and even if it seems to be a little artificial it is worth to visit. There are a lot of interesting items - paintings, statues, furiture to see.

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Zuienkerke, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We went here in pursuit of Lucrezia Borgia. Seen her name and the televsion shows lately around this era, we expected that hhey would do some effort to tell a story. Nothing about here, all you get is a boring walk trough a castle of 13 in a dozen, which was renovated in the 1920 ies, so little is genuine.... More 

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