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Castello di Arechi

Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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No view in but wow out!

After staying in Salerno a year ago I regretted not visiting the castle so this time after hearing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great view but the castle itself is underwhelming

First of all I would advise you not to walk to the castle from Salerno. My wife and I did this... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
New York City, New York
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After staying in Salerno a year ago I regretted not visiting the castle so this time after hearing he cable car to Monte Fiato was STILL being restored, I decided on the trip to the castle. We caught a 19 bus from town that zoomed...More

Thank GOG69
Reviewed June 11, 2017

First of all I would advise you not to walk to the castle from Salerno. My wife and I did this because we couldn't find the bus schedule and thought the walk would be fun. It takes about 45 minutes or so and once you...More

2  Thank kevinjborn
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Accessible by public transit, local autobus number 19, for a euro each way. Even the drive is an event, especially the return ride which loops all the way to the mountain top, replete with goats on the roadside. This medieval castle is a marvel. It...More

Thank 321carolynn
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Picture it: 2017, Salerno. A young American woman is taken to a castle by a handsome Italian man. Okay, okay. I'm starting to sound like Sophia off "The Golden Girls" but the set up does have a point. My escort was showing me around Salerno...More

1  Thank Euroerican
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Notwithstanding the fact that the ruins of the Castello are absolutely worth visiting, especially if you enjoy that kind of thing, the view of Salerno and the coast from above is absolutely stunning. Aim for Dusk to be there, wow!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Getting there by bus (19 from the city about once every two hours) is not made easier without a published timetable, but an internet search gave us the CSTP timetable. So we caught the bus up, and then were well prepared to walk down the...More

2  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The views of Salerno from the castle are spectacular, and the castle is fun to explore on your own. There is a small museum which is interesting but doesn't take long to go through. We took the #19 bus there (direction towards Croce) and back....More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed September 5, 2016

The castle is mind-boggling, very large with so many areas to climb around and explore. The museum is small but nicely portrayed with items found in the castle from centuries ago. The view of Salerno is awesome and the castle's setting in a wooded area...More

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We visited the castle last week . The views over Salerno are stunning, breath-taking .There was a concert there that evening so we didn`t get inside the castle , but it was worth going up the hill to see the views below. Memorable .

Thank mmwm2016
Reviewed July 17, 2016

The castel is impressive, all made out of stones and the size of their tower and walls is incredible. Once at the top, you can see the beauty and complexity of Neapels and of course a nice shot of the Vesuvio.

Thank JuanjoTV
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lindsay b
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
An hour is plenty. The museum is very small.
donna s
April 1, 2016|
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Response from McChi | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and call or email the TI in Salerno, they have the bus times. Also available at the bus station, right outside of the train station in Salerno. The bus schedule listed "R" and "A".... With R as "ritorno" or "return" and... More
August 8, 2015|
Response from Anamericaninitaly-km | Reviewed this property |
That's a great question and unfortunately not one I can answer. The website says they are opened from 9-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but they were closed when we went. Best to ask when you are in Salerno. Even if it's... More