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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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Very Nice medieval castle

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... read more

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

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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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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New York
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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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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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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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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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