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“Very Authentic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Castle of Serralunga d'Alba

Castle of Serralunga d'Alba
Via Castello 1, Serralunga d'Alba, Italy
+39 0173 613358
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The castle overlooks the town and hits the visitor for his gothic architecture. It's front is made of bricks with little arches. Few the windows, and only at the top. The way in was guarded by a wide ditch, a rolling shutter and a drawbridge. Inside you can see still some fireplaces, wood ceilings and a chapel with frescoes.
Eugene, Oregon
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“Very Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a no frills castle, not an elegant re-creation but a dyed in the wool authentic military installation that was not designed to be a showpiece but rather to serve a brutal but necessary function. The guides are well informed and entertaining and the views of the surrounding countryside superb. And, it's free! Recommended.

Visited May 2013
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uxbridge
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162 reviews 162 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“An amazing tour for 2”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was by far the best castle that we visited!! Not commercial at all and a tour in English for just 2 of us. The guide ( a young girls) was lovely and we learnt more here about the wine region than we did at Barolo! For 5 euros we thought we should have paid more!

Visited May 2013
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Genoa, Italy
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“Charming castle in the middle of Serralunga vineyards”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The castle stands high on a little hill in the middle of Serralunga vineyards. It's not particularly beautiful but it's charming and you can have a wondeful view of the landscape around it in every direction. Serralunga town itself is charming. Sometimes there are wine tasting session in the old rooms. The "bottega del vino" is a mandatory stop.

Visited April 2013
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Vicenza
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We had a great tour of the castle with a very enthusiastic guide. She was great and really brought the history of it to life. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Small but striking views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Fascinating how people could build such things in middle ages. Well worth a visit if you're an architecture buff.

Visited October 2012
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