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Castello Normanno Svevo

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Castello Normanno Svevo

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UNESCO's Alberobello and Matera from Bari

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With a private guide, visit two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day. First, explore Matera, including the Sassi area, a complex of cave dwellings carved into the mountainside. Nearby, rock churches house 13th-century frescoes. Then it’s on to Alberobello to see the Trulli, an awe-inspiring collection of mortarless limestone dwellings, a prehistoric building technique still used in the region.
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Manuel P wrote a review Feb 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg2,191 contributions62 helpful votes
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This castle is just at about 4' walk from Palaca Hotel. Different names are used for this same castle. Such as : Castello Svevo di Bari - Castello Normanno Svevo. We walked aroun the castle and found that is impressive taking in account that was built during 1132 by the Norman King Roger II. We also visited inside and and the fee was of 6.00E.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Alessandro F wrote a review Feb 2020
Milan, Italy22,574 contributions161,380 helpful votes
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Beatiful castle well preserved, with still the ancient moat that surrounds it ( devoid of water ). The citizen of Bari call it " U Castidde", this castle is named in the writings of Horace and Tacitus, so we are talking about 1900 years ago. What we see today is datet back in 1233 and restored in 1557.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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CosmicCat wrote a review Nov 2019
26 contributions6 helpful votes
Substandard and overpriced - empty rooms void of... Well, anything. It's not worth the entrance ticket, you'll be done in less than 15 min only to walk out with nothing more than a 'meh' feeling. Disappointing given the rich Archaeological findings in the area of Apullia
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tonytourist wrote a review Oct 2019
Montesson, France663 contributions205 helpful votes
I like castles but this one is really just a museum. You can visit a few of the rooms, for a fee, but the walls etc. are off limits for safety reasons.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jennifer L wrote a review Oct 2019
South Africa568 contributions123 helpful votes
Before leaving Bari after our 2-night stay, we wanted to visit the impressive looking castle near the waterfront, having read about the great views from the castle walls, etc. Well, what a disappointment! We paid the (exorbitant) entry fee of €12 each to walk around its mostly empty rooms, with a few sparse exhibits. You cannot walk around the outside or up on the walls at all. And the informative movie was not working. So we felt quite ripped off and felt we should rather have just looked at the castle from outside. Not recommended, especially at this price (perhaps 3 Euros would be more appropriate).
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Date of experience: October 2019
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