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Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano

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Address: Via Castello, 84010 Maiori, Italy
Phone Number: +39 338 940 3552
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful panoramic view

If you take lots of water and a towel for your sweaty face you can make it up no bother. I consider myself quite fit and I felt the burn in the thighs and the face. When you get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
rhihamilton
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Maybole, United Kingdom
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Maybole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you take lots of water and a towel for your sweaty face you can make it up no bother. I consider myself quite fit and I felt the burn in the thighs and the face. When you get to the top, the view is something else. There are no words except the climb was well worth it! It was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take lots of water and a couple of snacks. Tough walk up the steps but worth it. The views are spectacular. I'd not recommended with children.

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Northumberland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The climb is undoubtedly challenging but well worth it. Take your time, take plenty of water and make frequent stops to admire the stunning views on the way up. At the top I was met by a delightful man who told me all about the castle. Between his limited English and my limited Italian, I learned the fascinating history of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

This Roman fort is really well preserved and has great views over Maiori. The curator speaks limited English, but managed to explain a lot of the artefacts to us. We chose to go on a day when it was a little cloudy, which was a good choice, as we were still very hot climbing the many steps. Worth noting that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Well this is an absolutely lovely place to visit , we climbed the steps that start from the centre of maiori all the way up , even the walk up was brilliant small back streets of houses and the views was fantastic,! , when we finally made it we was greeted by a friendly old man who showed us around... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Firstly we got very lost on our way to the site, but finally made it!! Well worth it! Greeted by a lovely elderly man, very eager to show us all of the castle etc it was very interesting! The views were brilliant, and even the walk was lovely, take lots of water as you will work up a sweat! But... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We climbed 750 steps up the walkway , to be greatted by an elderly gent , who could not speak much English , ( but I don't speak Italian , so he did better than me ) he was so excited at having visitors , and obviously loves his work , even tho we didn't understand him , we got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

We walked up the steps from the village and even though it was a decent climb the castle ruins and the old gentleman we met really wowed us . It was amazing to see original artefacts like spears ,coins and clothes . Great spot for some family snaps .would highly recommend

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Grapevine, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's a long climb, and it was closed in the middle of a weekday when we got there. I'd highly recommend confirming they are open before making the hike. Still, had a great view of the city below and the bay

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After climbing up 745 steps on a hot October morning we were met by the caretaker of the Castello. He was so friendly and informative and proudly showed us round this amazing fortress.

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