Castello Orsini
Castello Orsini
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Elspeth B
Worthing, UK27 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
A must if you are visiting this area. Run by volunteers who give an excellent tour of the castle, it relies on donations to keep up the renovations slowly taking place. The views of the castle from the ground are amazing and views from the roof are spectacular. It holds the spooky remnants of a prison and mental hospital as well as the original Armoury.
Written October 30, 2014
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rjmason1949
Stowmarket, UK23 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We visited the castle as part of a 6 hour walking tour of Soriano nel Cimino organised by our hotel. The reason that I mentioned "well worth a guided tour" is that our guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that we learned so much more than we would just wandering around. The castle is situated at the highest point in Soriano with commanding views of the river valley across to the Apennines in the distance. Climbing the 90+ steps up the tower to the roof is well worth the effort as the views are stunning.
There are many exhibits to enjoy and our final stop was to the gramophone museum where we were able to listen to instruments from the earliest music boxes to a 1950s jukebox.
Written September 7, 2018
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Written September 8, 2018
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Ray P
Ipswich, UK942 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Although temps were high we chose to ascend the pathway up to the castle and explore it's interior, having had a number of identities in previous years. Entrance is 5 Euros for an adult and there are a number of exhibits to enjoy inc a gramophone museum! View from the top is enjoyed after climbing the 90 odd steps of a spiral staircase but provides views across the town and surrounding countryside. Some of the cells from it's days as a prison can be accessed and there are also further exhibits of farming implements to view. Well worth a couple of hours and 5 Euros, although check when open as usually closed during the week unless there is a Public Holiday.
Written August 15, 2018
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Bill M
Newport Beach, CA131 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Impressive castle, high atop Soriano nel Cimino. Unfortunately, it's only open on weekends, but do try to make time for it. Great views of the surrounding countryside. Former Papal residence. Unexpectedly, a music room/chapel that is simply amazing, with a curator who will captivate you with the impressive world of recorded music from pianos & phonos ranging back to the late-1800s. Don't miss.
Written May 22, 2017
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jakobd0314
20 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
We visited in the early morning on Sunday, and were greeted by a wonderful tour guide. He spoke to us about the general history of the Castle and then we basically had the place to ourselves to explore. Interesting history of this building. Then we spent some time hearing an older gentleman speak and play music on phonographs and other items over the ages. A great musical collection to see and hear. Best view over Soriano from the roof of the castle. Highly recommended.
Written April 27, 2019
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Thank you for your good review!
Written May 3, 2019
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Michelle Kim
Soriano nel Cimino, Italy22 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Only 5 euro to tour the 13th century castle that later became a prison. The best part besides the spectacular view on top of the tower, was the vast collection of working phonographs! Mario was a joy to watch as he explained every one, playing beautiful music! It was an amazing place!
Written March 9, 2019
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Thank you for the good review. It's greatly appreciated!
Written March 13, 2019
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Scott B
Tyngsboro, MA25 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
This is an absolute highlight! You can see this impressive structure as you approach Soriano and it symbolic of the town as a whole. Yes it is small and there is nothing fancy about any part of it, but I loved every minute I spent there. As another reviewer mentioned, the gentle at the entrance set the tone -- friendly, informative, enthusiastic about everything from the castle, its history to FC Roma!. Every part simply felt authentic; and it was easy to imagine the various uses of the place --- from a fortification to a prison (last used in 1989!). Climbing the 94 step tower, with its narrow stone spiral staircase was worth the visit by itself; and the views from the top were incredible.
Written July 26, 2018
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Thank you for your good review!
Written July 29, 2018
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cmbtraveller
Canada513 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The best part of our visit was the conversation with the two gentlemen who were at the entrance and exit. They gave us a very colourful but brief history of the place and the people who lived there. Really quite amazing. Sadly the castle was converted to a prison in the 1800s so it's all chopped up into rooms with cells. The few larger rooms remaining featured a wide variety of artifacts related to rural life in days gone by. The view from the top of the tower is splendid.
Written July 24, 2018
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Thank you for your recent visit to Orsini Castle and review on TripAdvisor.
Written July 29, 2018
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bibbitybobby
Lichfield, UK11 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We had looked this up before we went so knew it was not going to be massive but wanted to experience the view as we had spent all week looking up at the castle. The guide spoke very good english and gave us excellent direction. Overall an enjoyable visit.
Written July 7, 2018
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Written July 11, 2018
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Itsallabouttheson
Harrisburg, PA70 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
Very nice visit for a Sunday afternoon. Our guide was Vallerio and he made it special due to his wealth of knowledge of history and passion for speaking about it. I expected more indoor rooms but it was primarily an armory, jail cells and a tower. Do this visit on a pretty day since it is primarily outdoors.
Written January 21, 2018
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