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Castello di Arechi

Address: Salerno, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Salerno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Castles, Cultural
Owner description: Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.

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Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I are keen walkers and thought we would trek up there on a Sunday after checking that they were open. The signage on the way there was extremely poor, and we realised that the path up was closed about half way up... the only other way up is the road which was quite dangerous, or obviously public... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
82 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Believe me - this castle is absolutely worth a visit! First thing is that you could enjoy the perfect view to the whole Salerno and Salernian gulf. Second thing is that it is very well organized with modern elevator inside, with two cafes, with a small shop of local wines and food. And after all, the castle itself is very... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We saw a sign for this in the center of the city and decided to try to walk there. Big mistake. We eventually made it, but public transit would have been the way to go. Awesome views and some good history to read about while walking through/around the castle.

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Salerno, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A quite place, a marvelous view on the gulf. Reachable by car or by public trasport . Opens 9 to19 Tuesday to sunday. Info : http://www.ilcastellodiarechi.it/default.php?mcat=sx&cod=comearrivare

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Long Island, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Castle from mid-evil times 1100 AD. They sure knew where to build their castles. Took a private car to Pompeii and Herculano. Stopped here on the way. Great history. At night, they turn the place into a disco. Was no thrilled to hear that. I am glad I made the visit.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

What a magnificent view of Salerno and the Tyrrhenian Sea! Getting there is easy: just walk to Piazza XXIV Maggio and take bus 19. Unfortunately, there is no bus schedule, nor any signs for orientation. Wait for the bus at the stop with the traffic going in the other direction than the sea. By the way, you cannot pay with... More 

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Nocera Superiore, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Great view, bigger than you think and easy to reach by bus. This makes Castello di Arechi worth the visit. Never done it, but you can also go completely by foot from the historical centre.

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Florence, Italy
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348 reviews 348 reviews
103 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The castle, on a steep hill above the town, is not within reasonably walking distance from it, so the car is almost an obvious choice. But the signage is poor: we accidentally ended up in a blind alley in the hills. The castle is beautifully restored (it is also a congress center). By the walls you can enjoy wonderful views.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
29 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

. Interesting place to visit if only just for the views of the city and the Amalfi Coast. The castle itself is not that interesting and the museum it holds is quite small, however it is a castle and part of history and that was enough to tempt us to have a look. A bus from central Salerno has a... More 

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Tooele, Utah, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

great castle, take bus 19, but make sure you know the bus schedule on the way back, there is no walking or taking taxis.

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