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We went to Ceglie Messapica a beautiful town and came across the castle near the cathedrale in the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Bolton, United Kingdom
Worth a little look

Took a look in as the nice girl in the Tourist Information office pointed it out and noted it was... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Clapham, London
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Ceglie is one of those towns you always just drive by. Take the time to stop and see the historic area including the castle and the beautiful churches. worth stop.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We went to Ceglie Messapica a beautiful town and came across the castle near the cathedrale in the old part of the town . As we walked in escorted by a local policeman trying to help us we were introduced to Pietro who was the...More

Thank Phil570
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We just popped into the Castello on a ramble around the borgo in Ceglie and were pleased to see that there was an art exhibition on. The building is beautifully restored and it's good to see it being used for a community cause. The young...More

1  Thank TerryH2657
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Despite its allegedly acclaimed Norman tower - which you cannot access, only look at - the Castello Ducale is the pinnacle of Ceglie's architecture... trouble is, it's a very low pinnacle. Housing the town's library it's a practical space with an art exhibition area attached....More

Thank Alan201025
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The castle tower is old and still intact but when you climb the stairs you access the town's library and municipal meeting hall. People are in there working their laptops. In spite of that it's interesting to see a number of 300 year old books...More

Thank Grivola
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped off in Ceglie Messapica for a coffee and stroll en route to Taranto. Absolutely loved the town, particularly its snaking passageways and white buildings. It's a great place to wander, which is what brought us to the old castle. Inside the gate you...More

Thank KatonRich
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Took a look in as the nice girl in the Tourist Information office pointed it out and noted it was free ... friendly guy ushered us in and directed us to a rather interesting modern art exhibition that happened to be on ... didn't stay...More

Thank Smoothguide
Reviewed 4 May 2016

we walked in unaware that there was a castle in Ceglie and were really pleasantly surprised. The central courtyard is really beautiful!

Thank Hilde V
Reviewed 18 October 2015

It's a bit of a climb up through the old town to the castle but the trip is worth it for the Norman tower alone. The whole complex has obviously seen better days but it still gives the impression of strength and power, as well...More

1  Thank Walking_Scot
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We didn't manage to have a tour of the inside as we arrived when it was closed but in the courtyard we met Peter whose family had lived in the castle He took the time to tell us about it with some stories of living...More

Thank Lorraine B
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