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Castello dei Conti Guidi

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Address: Piazza della Repubblica 1, 52014 Poppi, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0575 520516
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Established by at least the 1100s, with the fall of the Carolingian Empire, the Poppi Castle was ruled for centuries by the Guidi Counts until forced to abdicate by more powerful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Established by at least the 1100s, with the fall of the Carolingian Empire, the Poppi Castle was ruled for centuries by the Guidi Counts until forced to abdicate by more powerful rulers from Firenze. The castle has a commanding view of the countryside and is decorated with numerous coats of arms and centuries-old frescoes. It also boasts a library with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

After my week long visit to Sanctuario La Verna, given that we were late and had missed the train to Arezzo, my friend Marco decided that culture was more important than lunch so off we went to Castello dei Conti Guidi in Poppi. Our encounter with the bust of Dante was a great beginning to what was a remarkable visit.... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An hour from our villa near Arezzo,after a beautiful drive through picturesque countryside, we arrived at the wonderful little town of Poppi. Easy, free parking and a short walk through well preserved medieval streets we came upon the castle. The views from the grounds of the castle and its cafe are exceptional. Coffee and panini at the cafe were excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I visited this castle several times over the course of years, partly because it is such a landmark in the Casentino valley and partly because it houses an interesting permanent exhibition about Dante. Recently we organized a Dante-tour of the Casentino and spent some time there with our group. The participants were very pleased with the visit,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The castle has a great view from the top of the tower (with working bells, so be careful when entering the tower). The exhibit and interior is also very interesting and worth a visit! The drive to the town through the mountain is gorgeous (coming from Florence). Next to the castle there is a nice little cafe as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Well preserved small castle in a beautiful setting overlooking the Casentino valley. Entrance fee is €5 and is well worth it. Kids will enjoy exploring the various levels, dungeon and bell tower. Nice exhibits inside and a great little cafe in the square outside. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A very well preserved castle, with very interesting history. I would recommend that you visit it if you find yourself there. Also has a very nice cafeteria in the front where you can sit outside and enjoy your coffee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Lovely castle in a beautiful town off the beaten track. Well worth a visit, and then relax in the outdoor cafe in front of the castle. Be sure to explore Poppi while you are there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Not too big, nor the most important of all the monuments you can encounter in Tuscany, but still well kept and very interesting if you like to learn about medieval battles. The entire village is worthy a visit.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

A walk through - and up and down - this castle gives you a real feel for medieval Italian life, Much more on a human scale than the major castles with their inaccessible grandeur. It's possible to imagine life as it was lived here.

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