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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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Well worth the climb for the spectacular views

We counted 965 steps from when we started our climb in Maiori town to the top of the fort. Didn't know what to expect but the views are stunning and well worth the climb. Very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
jhaynes2016
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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We counted 965 steps from when we started our climb in Maiori town to the top of the fort. Didn't know what to expect but the views are stunning and well worth the climb. Very friendly gentleman can explain in broken English about the collection of Roman artefacts. Magnificent experience.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk over many steps leads you to the castello where a very friendly man will tell you everything about the history of Maiori. It takes a little time to get there, but you will have a magnificent view.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long climb to the top of the hill behind Maiori and then you can marvel at the wonderful view of the town and the surrounding hills, as well as explore this ancient castle. Its worth making the effort to engage with the proprietor - my girlfriend was able to translate and he can explain the history of the castle... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and two kids managed all the steps....i did not. Over 700 to the top. However they told me it was well worth it. Views halfway up are just as stunning tho. I waited there until they came back. There is a way u can drive up but you would still need to climb about 300 steps. By the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hike from town manageble in about 25-30 minuttes. Great view of Maiori and interesting to visit. Great guide at the castello with mixed Italian/English... :-)

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Thank 4fromDK
Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very unique old castle, that belongs to a nice, elderly man. He is very proud and is happy to show the place to its guests. Beautiful, a bit wild garden, and best view of Maiori, Ravello, the sea, and the surranding mountains

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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 June 19, 2016 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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