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It's worth a little effort

The ruin is fascinating, the sight is amazing. The remarkable thing is the walk up and down the... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2017
Alexankh
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Chieti, Italy
A LONG way up and down on a hot day!

We could see this castle from where we were staying and had to go and see it even though it was a... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
Glynis98
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Apr 20, 2017
“It's worth a little effort”
Sep 13, 2016
“A LONG way up and down on a hot day!”
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The ruin is fascinating, the sight is amazing. The remarkable thing is the walk up and down the bush: half an hour, more or less, to reach the castle and just a little more if you want to reach the top of the hill in front of it, to enjoy the amazing view of the castle from the
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We could see this castle from where we were staying and had to go and see it even though it was a hot day! it was worth the effort. The views were AMAZING! It is deserted and ruined but the historical links can be researched.
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Viewed as simply a ruined castle, even though the walk up from the road is as pretty as they come and the views from the top will take your breathe away, there are other castles in Abruzzo far more spectacular. Taken as a whole however, as part of a day of exploring
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If you have no reason to visit Castel Menardo then the hard climb is worth the effort for the view. It will take you half an hour to walk to the top from Serramonacesca village and when you leave the road, the footpath follows a steep valley. You get glimpses of the castle,
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