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Castello di Arechi

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Address: Salerno, Italy
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.

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Wonderful restoration and stupendous coastal views!

After visiting the Greek Temples at Paestum we wanted to visit this landmark dominating the city below. It is reached by "a long and winding road" but you have to walk another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gold Coast, Australia

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After visiting the Greek Temples at Paestum we wanted to visit this landmark dominating the city below. It is reached by "a long and winding road" but you have to walk another 100 yards or so up the hill along a pine-shaded road to the lift (elevator) cunningly installed at the base of a tower. When you exit the (two-man)... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was a waste of money and time. We went there by bus, and if we didn't finish our visit within an hour, we would have had to wait for 3 hours for the bus to go back. But at the castle, there was so little to see, that we were sick of it after about half an hour. There... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Even though the view from up there is amazing and taking the risk of being hated by all the Salerno residents, I believe this castle should just be closed down forever. There is a lunch break at noon and after that, the castle closes at 5p.m., even though it only gets dark at about 9:30 in Italy in summer time.... More 

Thank ElenaRome
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

You must go and see this castle not a lot left but very impresive for many reason that I want you to discover, shame that the people that are running the place have not experience in customer service to the point that you have smokers walking with a cigarette in the museum very sad to see that and as usual... More 

Thank 1polo
Landgraaf, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautifull view! Sadly enough very underrated. Thereby comes the fact that it is hard to find.. Signings are juist a few.

Thank JoelEngelen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You see the castle from ny the sea and anyone who is curious wants to go .. Advice don't do it by bus ..they are unreliable .. Using a car sat nav ..it will get you to the car park ... Walk up through tree lined path and explore the ruins.. The museum on site is barely worth the four... More 

2 Thank gregg1e
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

So not really a "hop" on the number 19 bus up there as we had read as we waited 45 minutes for one going there (it DOES go from Piazza XXIV Maggio although there were no numbers at the bus stop or any other info) and no bus arrived at all on the way back so we ended up walking... More 

3 Thank J T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This castle is awesome, but not easy to get to. There is a bus, but it runs sporadically. Make sure it's open before you go. The hours are funny.

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Blaricum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Although the gps got us lost, we found the castel. I gotta admit that the castel is pretty awesome but the best part for me is the view. From there you can see the port, you can see the city, it is just peaceful. We got there Saturday morning and there were 2 other people.there is no guided tour but... More 

3 Thank Eva T
Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The castle is very high up overlooking the coast. We also had a nice lunch here as well. From the parking area to the elevator is a bit of a steep pathway to the elevator. The views were amazing and very worth the trip.

Thank Darlene C

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