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Castello Carlo V

Viale 25 Luglio, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Lecce
Type: Castles
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Zurich
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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London
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13 reviews 13 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Milan, Italy
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47 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The exhibition I saw inside was great but the castle itself is the true attraction for me. So calming after a days walking the streets of Lecce. There was also a archeological excavation happening in the courtyard when I visited.

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Cumbria
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35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The entry is free and yet the quality of the exhibitions were first class. We enjoyed a painting exhibition, A novel set of displays including their links with the NE of England (Northumbria University), and the figures made from paper mache (Carpedestra). Quite astounding what can be achieved with such a medium.

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