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Castello di Toro Plano

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Address: Via al Castello, Maiori, Italy
Phone Number: 3389403552
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Well worth the climb

After climbing up 745 steps on a hot October morning we were met by the caretaker of the Castello. He was so friendly and informative and proudly showed us round this amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Carol M
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After climbing up 745 steps on a hot October morning we were met by the caretaker of the Castello. He was so friendly and informative and proudly showed us round this amazing fortress.

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Thank Carol M
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

This Ninth Century castle, with its nine towers, stands guard over the town of Maiori. In times past, when Barbary pirates and other hostiles attacked the town, the populace would flee to this location for safety. This high ground has been occupied for centuries before the current building. The keeper of the castle, a delightful old man who speaks limited... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Castello overlooks Maiori , took my wife and I about 40 minutes to walk up the winding lane up the steep hill, but not too strenuous really,, had the company of a couple of friendly local dogs on climb up, lovely old guy told us the history of the remains of the old castle, great views from the top,... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This old fort can be accessed by Via Castello which is a set of stairs which can be accessed off Via Nuova Chiunzi in Maiori. It is a long climb up a windind stairway but you will be greeted at the top by an elderly gentleman who will give you a tour of parts of the fort (his English is... More 

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Thank Mark_Cathy
Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Its a bit of a climb up several hundred steps to get there, but well worth it. Great views and the 'keeper of the castle' is a great character.

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Thank 531richard
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

If you are prepared to do some walking you must visit. You'll be rewarded with good history and fantastic views. Also the guide is a real character, and loves having his photo taken!! Well worth a visit.

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Thank Austentacious
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the remains of the castle whilst staying in Maiori. Follow the signs to Casa Castello up the steps (there are A LOT of them - take a drink each!). We think the steps took about 20 mins (apparently there's a road that you can drive to near the top). The view is beautiful and we... More 

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Thank Sophie9191
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Over 600 steps will take you to the entrance to this ruined castle overlooking Maiori. The climb from the town took us about 40 minutes. We were welcomed by the castle guardian who showed us the relics he has collected and the stunning view back to Maiori. No facilities, no tourist shop, just history, nature and a magical experience. Not... More 

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Thank Nigel K
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Long, hot walk up100m of steps to this 1090 castle with Moorish origins from the town, but can be approached by car. Keeper lives in tiny museum of his own finds. No charge but donation to enter. Romantically tumbled down with tiny chapel and restored barracks. Only 3 of 9 towers visitable, spectacular view of Maiori and bay, Ravello and... More 

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1 Thank Catherine K
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Minori and decided to walk to Maiori and climb the stairs up to the Castello. The day we went, it was very hot (95 degrees Fahrenheit) and the walk up the stairs was mostly exposed to the sun. We were very happy to have water bottles. Two adorable dogs met us along the... More 

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