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Castello di Gradara

Piazza V Novembre, 1, 61012 Gradara, Italy
+39 0721 1836768
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Gradara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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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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Skegness, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It was 30 years ago that i visited Gradara castle,we went on an excursion from our hotel at night,it was a meal and then a disco with lots of lovely italian music also.it was such a memorable evening,i have never forgotten it.Maybe god willing i may return one day.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed in a hotel in Cattolica and took the mini train from Cattolica harbor to Gradara. The trip by train took about 1/2 hour. Gradara is very peaceful and beautiful small village on top of a small mountain. We took a tour in Gradara castle, walked on a pathway on top of the stonewall surrounding the city and had... More

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Lac La Biche, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We returned to Gradara after 10 years and were thrilled to see the many changes. We went on a Thursday evening and enjoyed all the townspeople dressed in period costume acting out scenes. It was aver festive time with many people attending. We also noticed that parked was eased by the many trams transporting tourists right up to the castle... More

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Brescia, Italia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Gradara castle is only 4 km from the beaches of the Adriatic coast, easily accessible with lots of parking places. Wide and well resored, it gives a sense of history and peace at the same time. Also the view of the hills is worth seeing. You can have lunch or dinner in the several restaurants inside the walls, buy typical... More

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