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Address: Viale 25 Luglio, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Plenty to discover here.

When we went to see the Castle there were a number of exhibitions in the castle including a Passolini one. They were fantastic. The general castle material is really interesting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
James C
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Sydney, Australia
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Amman, Jordan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Paid 5euros each to see a renewable castle in a modern way with unrelated paints and art,you only go to a one side of the castel no chance to go on the walls or roof. Which really was disappointing.. no signs and no one inside to guide you we were looking to the historcal part and the story behind this... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This castle, recently restored, may be interesting. However, the total lack of indications, signs, information about its history, combined with the incompetence of the staff at the ticket office, made this a very disappointing experience. When we visited, after sundown, half of the rooms were in complete darkness, possibly empty, certainly dangerous - and no staff. Complaining at the ticket... More 

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Paid 7euros to see castle with little to see,no chance to go on the walls or roof. What really was disgusting was a display of "art" which was worse than Damien Hirst. Avoid unless you are desperate.

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Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When we went to see the Castle there were a number of exhibitions in the castle including a Passolini one. They were fantastic. The general castle material is really interesting but only if you have an interest in the world around you. I knew nothing about the papier mache industry of the area before visiting and it was actually fascinating!... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

To say we were disappointed would be an understatement, this was recommended as part of a planned day trip to Lecce. To say this was a castle attraction is completely false as you can see so very little of the structure. There are some exhibitions of religious art and paper mâché sculptures, which were interesting, but not what we were... More 

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Zurich
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The castle is fascinating only if one understands it's history. We took the guides tour to see the underground part which would only look like an empty tunnel and corridors if it want for the enthusiastic and passionate castle tour guide Fabio who's passionate about this castle and managed to bring the castle alive and convey it's history and story... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Really disappointing as most of the castle is closed off. The only parts open will literally take you 15 minutes to visit and they are just empty corridors. You won't get an idea of what the castle must have been like as nothing has been done to make the visit interesting and enticing. The paper mâché exhibition is ok but... More 

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Farnborough, Hampshire
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106 reviews 106 reviews
64 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Only the ground floor was open when we went and it took less than10 minutes to see it all. Very disappointing.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Puglia is strewn with castles and this sixteenth century specimen is nice. Given the fact that entrance is free, one may certain consider to visit the castle. However, lots of rooms are closed to the public, so it is definitely nothing spectacular.

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Another site you can't plan to see in the afternoon--closed, closed, closed!!! Not sure if it is worth waiting all afternoon to see. About the only way to see things in Lucce is to get up early or stay overnight there so you can hang around in the evening when things reopen.

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