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Castello di Arechi

Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Unspoilt!

Decided to walk off some of the Pizza we had eaten this week, and visit the castle by foot! I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
carolinehharrison
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London, United Kingdom
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Amazing views!

If you decide to walk all the way to the top, prepare yourself to walk the equivalance of about 82... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roberto A
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San Antonio, Texas
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“walk up” (4 reviews)
“return bus” (3 reviews)
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Salerno, Italy
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+39 089 296 4015
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"public transit"
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"interesting place to visit"
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"small museum"
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"castle"
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"timetable"
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"tower"
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"lombard"
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"woods"
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"bastille"
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"horses"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Decided to walk off some of the Pizza we had eaten this week, and visit the castle by foot! I looked like a lobster when we arrived! It's a lovely climb once you get over the main road, through a pine forest which looked and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you decide to walk all the way to the top, prepare yourself to walk the equivalance of about 82 floors, according to my iphone.

Thank Roberto A
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a nice peaceful place to visit if you have some extra time in the area, but I wouldn't put it at the top of your list, especially as the busses are somewhat infrequent. The great view and small museum are the main attractions...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

Thank snarf1513
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

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

Thank vessi80
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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

Thank babapapa2017
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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

Thank Frugal-Teacher
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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

Thank CZLB
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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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