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Castello di Arechi

Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Early Middle Age Fortess

This fortress or castle originated in the 6th century. It was built high up the hill side both for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
snarf1513
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Blacklick, Ohio
Even rain didn't dampen the enjoyment !

Closed on Mondays. Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 9am to 3pm. Entrance is 4... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
vessi80
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Salerno, Italy
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+39 089 296 4015
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"public transit"
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"magnificent view"
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"two hours"
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"castle"
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"bastille"
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"horses"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This fortress or castle originated in the 6th century. It was built high up the hill side both for protection and as a look-out for approaching enemies including pirates in the sea below. It has a wide atrium surrounded by a wider portico and 28...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closed on Mondays. Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 9am to 3pm. Entrance is 4 euros. Bus No 19 leaves from the stop on the Lungomare Trieste near the Tourist Office.(The tourist office can give you a bus timetable) Buy your...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

The ruins of this incredible castle that perches dramatically above the town of Salerno is really fun to explore. It was a vigorous uphill walk from town,so I would recommend taking some kind of transpiration there for those not up for a rigorous hike. The...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

There is a marked walking path from town to the castel, however, it is closed after about half! No alternative is presented. Then it is too late to catch the bus passing by (and you might not have a ticket, that you need to buy...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Our bed and breakfast host offered to drive us to the castle on our way to the train station, so we graciously received the ride. I have no idea if we should have paid to wander the outside?!? It seems that a ticket is necessary...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We thouroghly enjoyed our visit to this castle. Be prepared to climb numerous stairs. It is amazing how such immense structures were built hundreds of years ago.

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Get to the castle by bus - make sure you know what time the return bus is and get there early in case the bus wizzes by. Amazing complex with layers of history, unfortunately no explanations, no map / guide so we tried to work...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Sad that no buses take you to this main attraction in Salerno on a Sunday. We waited for over an hour only to realise that buses to the castle only operate week days. Yes we couldn't have walked up but looks mighty steep. Walking down...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After staying in Salerno a year ago I regretted not visiting the castle so this time after hearing he cable car to Monte Fiato was STILL being restored, I decided on the trip to the castle. We caught a 19 bus from town that zoomed...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

First of all I would advise you not to walk to the castle from Salerno. My wife and I did this because we couldn't find the bus schedule and thought the walk would be fun. It takes about 45 minutes or so and once you...More

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lindsay b
29 December 2016|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
An hour is plenty. The museum is very small.
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donna s
2 April 2016|
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Response from McChi | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and call or email the TI in Salerno, they have the bus times. Also available at the bus station, right outside of the train station in Salerno. The bus schedule listed "R" and "A".... With R as "ritorno" or "return" and... More
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LivingLifeonVacation
9 August 2015|
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Response from Anamericaninitaly-km | Reviewed this property |
That's a great question and unfortunately not one I can answer. The website says they are opened from 9-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but they were closed when we went. Best to ask when you are in Salerno. Even if it's... More
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