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Castello di Arechi

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

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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 

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Firenze
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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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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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Friendswood, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Loved this castle. We took the city bus from Salerno and the view was amazing! Our kids loved it and imagined themselves defending the port. So worth it!

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Somerville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have read that some people have chosen to walk to this castle from Salerno. Unless you are a mountain goat, take some form of transport. We drove there and parking was about 200 metres away. On the way up the path, we met a very nice mule who loved a pat and hangs around for tourists to pet or... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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Address: Address: Salerno, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Amalfi Coast  >  Salerno

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