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Castello Aragonese Murat

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Address: Discesa Castello Piazza della Repubblica, 89812 Pizzo, Italy
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Murat Castle

Murat castle is set up as a museum to tell the story of the imprisonment, trial and execution of Murat the brother in law of Napolean. It's well done, not an very large, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 27, 2015
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Lyndon, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

The castle that housed Napoleon's brother-in-law prior to his execution in 2015. You can visit the castle in a half-hour or so. Unfortunately, little of the descriptive material is in English. Still, the entrance fee is modest and, if you're in the area, it's well worth a visit.

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Willowbrook, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Murat castle is set up as a museum to tell the story of the imprisonment, trial and execution of Murat the brother in law of Napolean. It's well done, not an very large, but interesting. There is a small entrance fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

We were a bit unsure whether to bother - €2.50 not a big deal, but it seemed like a small place. We actually found it surprisingly interesting. It had been recreated as the prison that Murat, former King of Naples, had been imprisoned, tried and executed in after trying to unify Italy in 1815. The recreation used manikins dressed up... More 

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Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

I liked this place a lot, for a number of reasons. Clearly, it is an important reminder of remarkable times in the life of this small coastal town in southern Italy, and they were times when the history of this town was a reflection of events occurring in the rest of Italy as well. The people of this town are... More 

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malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

one cannot miss a visit here while in pizzo. definitely a heritage place to enjoy. nice view from there too

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is worth visiting if you're passing through Pizzo. I think everyone should know also about this history and not only about the light points but also about the dark one. Worth of visiting.

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Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015

The entry fee is very reasonable at €2.50 for adults & €1.50 for children. To walk around the castle will take probably 30 to 45 minutes, but it has an interesting history in that Napolean's brother-in-law lived there & was executed there also. The tour includes the cells where he & others were kept, along with the dungeons & you... More 

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slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

The castle looks very old and magnificent from the central piazza. It features the capture and death of the Napoli king. There are life-size puppets symbolising soldiers and explanations in italian and english. From the terrace there are nice views of the beach and sea and the piazza.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nominal entry fee, liked. Great to wander around freely, liked. No information in English though, disliked.

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Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2014

Save this until it's the last thing you see. While it does give a history of the Murat fortress, it's rather more interesting from the outside than inside.

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