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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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Spectacular View

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Darlene C
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Friendswood, Texas
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Friendswood, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
90 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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13 reviews 13 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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