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G.B. wrote a review Oct 2020
226 contributions106 helpful votes
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Rocca Calascio is one of the highest located castles in Italy. In it have been shot many beautiful movies (Ladyhawke, the name of the rose ...) Unfortunately the interior this year will be closed and it will be possible to visit only for external parts. But it is still very beautiful. It stands above a small village very nice. Definitely a place to visit. The only thing you need to know is how to reach it. I order the various options in order of preference. 1. If possible leave very early in the morning (the place is clearly always open), in this way you can reach by car the (tiny) parking in the village, park and walk to the Rocca Calascio. The walk is short (20 min), uphill but not difficult. You might be lucky and find free places also in other times, but only in low season. 2. If you can't go soon, then probably the village parking lot will be busy, so you should park your car in the town under the fortress (not the village, this town is called, incredibly , Calascio) and then take a bus that will take you to the fortress. 3. I saw people walking to the fortress directly from Calascio. This option is strongly discouraged because the road is not easy to walk.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Madgnats wrote a review Oct 2019
Stuttgart, Germany73 contributions32 helpful votes
Zig-zagging up the steep mountainside provides amazing views of the surrounding mountains and valley below. Parking is available nearby so only slight uphill walking is necessary to get into the quaint town below the castle ruins. Climbing even higher to the castle ruins gives a 360 degree panoramic view of the surrounding countryside and a realistic taste of the architecture and lifestyle of long ago. Behind the castle is a chapel and a peek into the window gives a great view of art work and statues inside. A friendly street vendor is available to sell souvenirs. Rocca Calascio is well worth the uphill hike, and something you won't want to miss.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Susan B wrote a review Sep 2019
Los Angeles, California54 contributions30 helpful votes
The hike up from the village is easy, the last 30 feel to the top of the tower more challenging but worth the extra vistas viewable. You can see many distant peaks and enjoy the ruined castle itself for a 1-2 hour adventure.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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JudyMarmite wrote a review Sep 2019
Bushey, United Kingdom27 contributions9 helpful votes
We walked to the castle today from San Stefano di Sessiano and if you're reasonably fit, this is a fantastic way to arrive. There's one steep incline but other than that it's a really pleasant walk and as you ascend, the surrounding mountains reveal themselves in ever increasing majesty. The castle itself, and accompanying hexagonal church are a delight to explore and photograph. Highly recommended walk which took us 3.5 hours in total, to get there and return, with a long stop at the castle. September is a perfect time to be in this region, warm and sunny, with a gentle breeze.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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clarebs wrote a review Sep 2019
West Coast71 contributions22 helpful votes
Exploring the castle and the stunning views are well worth the hike up to it. Art, architecture, culture and exercise all rolled into one.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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