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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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We knew about this castle since we were planning to stay in the area but did not understand the significance of the location until we arrived. This is the site where Paolo and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We knew about this castle since we were planning to stay in the area but did not understand the significance of the location until we arrived. This is the site where Paolo and Francesca fell in forbidden love that met a tragic end. Their affair was documented by Dante in his literary work the Divine Comedy. It's an excellent attraction... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We loved the scenery getting to the castle and the uphill climb to get there. Plenty of stores in Gradara to shop at before and after the tour of the castle. Very nice weapons located throughout the castle and plenty of replicas for sale. We enjoyed our first castle experience!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Nice get away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. We cycled up east side on quiet roads before having a lunch. In high season there is a noddy train going here, plenty of parking. Great views from the castle.

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Province of Bergamo, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Guide evidentely loved and was very proud of the Castle and her enthusiasm and pleasant small talk really rendered the tour a lovely experience.

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Piombino, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Piazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0721 1836768
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Pesaro and Urbino  >  Gradara

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