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Castello di Gradara

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Address: Piazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0721 1836768
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Tragic love

It's a castle , theatre of a tragic love story of Francesca and Paolo, written by Dante Alighieri. Beautiful , with middle age fortress and perfectly preserved. A place that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Taniagar
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Piombino, Italy
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Piombino, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It's a castle , theatre of a tragic love story of Francesca and Paolo, written by Dante Alighieri. Beautiful , with middle age fortress and perfectly preserved. A place that everybody should know.

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Cugnoli, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The castle is famous for the love story of Paolo and Francesca which was also mentioned in Dante's Inferno. We were on a guided tour and our guide was excellent and gave us so much information. We were surprised to learn that the Castle was still lived in until the early 80's. There is an entrance fee but value for... More 

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MILANO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The castle’s 30-meter-tall keep and crenellated walls were the scene of much intrigue, many fatal romances, as well as political events: it is where the most prominent aristocratic families of the region decided to fight the Papacy during the Middle Ages. Legend has it that this was also where lovers Paolo and Francesca – portrayed in one of the most... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The castle is the highest point for miles around and the battlements are perfectly preserved, with fencing on the inner sides offereing as safe an environment to walk in as it's possible to have. Why then last week (and possibly longer) were the battlements closed to the public with no explanation, depriving visitors of one of the best viewing platforms... More 

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Les Essarts, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Not appropriate with stroller and small chlidren The castle is nice from outside but very poor on terms of visit inside

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South Wales (UK)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very nice castle, perfectly mantained. It was rebuilt in 1920 following an earthquake and it's kept very well and a pleasure to explore. You could probably see it all (town and castle) in half a day, but would recomend spending a day or maybe a night to enjoy the local restaurants which are lovely and plenty to choose from. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Italy boasts some of the grandest driving attractions anywhere on planet earth. Whilst in one of my favourite regions, the Marche, we drove to Gradara,a famous little town inherent with impressive beauty and the big hook of being linked with a episode of paolo and Francesca,sung by Dante in the Inferno. The four verses taken from the Divine Comedy allow... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The twelfth-century hilltop castle (Rocca di Gradara) remains a fascinating example of mediaeval architecture and has a number of fascinating features and frescoes. The medieval features and furnishings were actually extensively restored in the 1920s by an art lover, but this was done so sensitively that the experience really feels true to mediaeval times. In addition the environs are generally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This castle and the grounds surrounding the castle are well worth a visit the admission fee into the castle is a very good price at €5 there is lots to see the people in side were very helpful and friendly overall we really enjoyed our visit . Would visit again and spend more time exploring what we may have missed... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

you are immediately projected in the middle age and you feel exactely like a middle age men ,fantastic food and wine and a lot of souvenirs to buy .

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