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“Magnificent location, magnificent frescos, poorly presented”

Castello del Catajo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: During the visits inside the castle you will be toured by official guide who will explain and illustrates to you peculiarities of the complex.At the end of the tour you can have a nice walk in the park where we can see fish-ponds and several centuries-old sequoias and magnolias, which were the first ones to be imported to Europe from the newly discovered America.Moreover the six function rooms can hold prestigious events and cater for important guest at high standard level, as it befits a noble mansion.We can accommodate up to 350 seats for banquets at noble floor.Durante la visite all'interno del castello sarai guidato dai nostri accompagnatori che ti spiegheranno e illustreranno le peculiarita del complesso.Alla fine della visita potrai passeggiare nel giardino, abbellito da una piccola peschiera e da secolari magnolie e sequoie, tra le prime importate in Europa dalla recentemente scoperta America.Inoltre le 6 stanze affrescate possono ospitare prestigiosi eventi e cene ad alto livello, grazie ai pregi di una nobile dimora.Possiamo accomodare fino a 350 persone per banchetti nel piano nobile.
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This could be an absolute gem of a visit. A wonderful palace castle nestling in the Eugenean Hills with superb frescos. Instead a tour group is rushed around inside with a garralous Italian-speaking guide giving little time to admire or study the frescos. Non-Italian speakers are presented with a booklet which, whilst informative, is difficult to follow. Once you have finally worked out in which room the group is - and can then read the relevant text - the guide is rushing the group to the next room.

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AndreaDFC, Collaboratore at Castello del Catajo, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

We are very happy that you admired the magnificence of this castle and we thank you.
Our guides speaks all English and some of them also French and German. We can offer tours in foreign language by appointment, for groups.
During normal opening time we have to offer the visit in the official language and we have to adjust the duration of the visit to the different needs of different types of visitors. 1 hour is the best compromise.
P.S. I do not think you can define our guide "garrulous" (which has a negative connotation) only because you do not undestand Italian language.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

The place is great, guide is great, story is great. The place is falling apart. Is privately owned and the guy doesn't care much. Garden is in appalling conditions: high grass, dirty pond, no benches...the inside is really nice. Pity there is not soda vending machine or bar or toilet so during a hot summer one might drop dead on the spot (the place is HOT). Full of flying insects, which is fine for most but if you hate them, that place is cursed with them...I am warning.
Fee is 8 euros: which is ok because the guide is really sweet and good, but they should invest and pay a gardener. Visit is 1 hour and 15 top. Oh yeah, stairs are quite evil so you must be quite healthy to go there (no wheelchairs or pushchairs-some stairs are quite vicious for elder people, I would imagine).

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AndreaDFC, Collaboratore at Castello del Catajo, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

It is true that this castle needs a lot of restorations, but I assure you that every euro that visitors pay is used for the villa. The big problem is that we do not earn enough money for all necessary works :-(
Thanks for visiting us!

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