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Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Super neat town and castle / fortress

This town of Santa Severina is about 30 minutes outside of Crotone. A nice ride. The town has a... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2018
Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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Great castle, nice afternoon visit

We enjoyed the castle, it's pretty well kept and the archeological area was something we don't... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

This town of Santa Severina is about 30 minutes outside of Crotone. A nice ride. The town has a great mountain top view. You can drive up and park basically in the “former moat” of the castle, easy drive and parking compared to Crotone. In...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the castle, it's pretty well kept and the archeological area was something we don't normally see in the Italian castles we've seen. We definitely enjoyed it, the views were great.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

The castle it’s beautiful, but like most places in Calabria the poor management impacts the whole experience. Had to wait for the person at the counter to show up and purchase the entry ticket. After we paid we were eventually informed that one part of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank FrancescoBreviews
Reviewed May 15, 2017

We stumbled across the town of Santa Severina while driving. We saw it in the distance and it literally sits atop a mountain top!! Absolutely gorgeous! We made our way up the winding, steep road and were so surprised at the top! The Castello di...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Very nice medieval castle, at the top of the town, high on the mountain. Worth a visit, also some archeological things. Take your car up the hill, you find a big parking place just outside the entrance of the castle. The way to reach it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed May 8, 2015

because there were many civilizations that conquered this are, it was worthwhile to read and study the castle. This is also one of the cleaner hillside towns in Calabria. Everyone was very helpful despite my abysmal Italian!

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful village on the hillside. Photos from the road to the castle makes it look like some kind of Bond villan's lair. The castle was impressive and the museum was extensive. We enjoyed all the English translations of everything and could have spent longer there....More

Thank JonNewsumS
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The castle is beautifully conserved and presented. The tour of the dungeon and tortures was interesting if ghoulish!! This was one of the best presented sites that we have visited in Italy.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Catherine E
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Historic building of an ancient way of living: on top of a hill to defense from invaders, beautiful landscape and the sea on the horizon. A "must see"

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Alessio R
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Imposing castle on a hilltop with great views. Impressive museum. The historic town centre is also pleasant.

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