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Beautiful gardens

We visited in September. The private tour was fascinating and the guide very knowledgable about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newquay, United Kingdom
Truly amazing and well worth the trip.

This is one of the highlights of southern Italy. Situated in the mountains it is a castle, villa... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2019
Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in September. The private tour was fascinating and the guide very knowledgable about the history of this beautiful place. Very highly recommend this peaceful and lovely villa.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

This is one of the highlights of southern Italy. Situated in the mountains it is a castle, villa, caves and amazing gardens. A must see. Be sure to check if they are open before making the drive. We went on a Saturday in March and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

Very interesting visit: amazing gardens, grotto, and castle. the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed May 12, 2018

for the first time I've been there 20 years ago, last time just yesterday. thanks to Antonio, my friends and me we have heard a story of this beautiful place, seen gardens and spectacular sculptures, I recommend visiting Villa D'Ayala in Valva to every person...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DagmaraKo
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We totally recommend Vila Valva. Our kids had a blast, Antonio was very kind and gave us a lively tour! Hope the government gives more budget for restaurations and marketing.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

It was my first visit in this magical place, referred to us by an employee of hotel where we were staying in Contursi Terme who was from Valva. He mentioned un passant the castle of D’Ayalla. We did not, so after a quick google search...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed December 20, 2015

I visited a small town where my family was from, Oliveto Citro and the family arraigned at trip to Villa d'Ayala Valva. The grounds are so beautiful and peaceful. But, the castle was unbelievable even though it was empty. I just could not get enough...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Mike D
Reviewed November 8, 2015

We visited this gorgeous place on the recommendation of my cousin who drove us here and arranged our private tour with Donato. It was a cool, sunny day and the gardens and walkways are so peaceful, with the aroma of pines and many other trees....More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank cpalumbofoster15
Reviewed September 1, 2015

The last time I went to Valva was more than 6 years ago. This time I decided to spend 5 days in this little town and I discovered the Villa D'Ayala that is own by the Knights of Malta. I actually visited it before but...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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