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Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano

Via Castello, 84010, Maiori, Italy
+39 338 940 3552
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Highly worthy to go up the stairs

It was one of the best things to do in Maiori. Plus, have you ever met the owner of a castle? Here... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Saraí A
A worthwhile climb to the historic Castle and to get a great view

We climbed to the castle from Maiori town centre and were pleased that we'd take a water bottle to... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2017
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Castello, 84010, Maiori, Italy
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+39 338 940 3552
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

It was one of the best things to do in Maiori. Plus, have you ever met the owner of a castle? Here, you will find the very owner, and adorable sir who will guide you personally all over the castle and telling amazing stories of...More

Thank Saraí A
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

We climbed to the castle from Maiori town centre and were pleased that we'd take a water bottle to refill at the fountains we passed on our way. The curator spoke enough English to explain the significance of the castle in the history of the...More

2  Thank BuckinghamshirePaddy
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Well worth the 881 steps from Maiori (sloping sections in between) to get to the Castle. Very friendly gentleman who's ancestors owned the castle, he is rightfully proud, and is waiting at the entrance to show you around and explain in broken Italian the artifacts....More

Thank Elizabeth P
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Steep hike was well worth it! The views of the lemon trees in the valley below and to the town of Maiori and the sea are stunning. The friendly Italian owner was delightful and happily showed us all the relics from the castle. He made...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

The walk up to the castle would be a little too stiff for someone not used to strenuous walks, but is worth the effort for those who are able. The path leads from the Via Nuova Provinciale Chiunzi (a sign marks the way on the...More

1  Thank peakwalker
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

If you enjoy walking /hiking don't miss out on this half day hike in lovely Maiori. An hour there to Castello and an hour back , plus time at the top♜. I walked the main road from the town centre going towards Tramonti, and then...More

Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Don't let the hike deter you from this one of a kind view! From the beach it takes a bit under an hour to hike up the roughly 800 steps, winding through little neighborhoods and lemon groves. Once you get to the top, you're greeted...More

1  Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

after climbing up 700 plus steps, the castle has fantastic views of the bay, and the owner is very knowledgeable about the finds + location, remember to take plenty of drinks and snack as no shop/cafe at the top!!

Thank tigs6
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

One of the most amazing experience in the amalfitan coast. Unlike other wonderful paths in the amalfitan coast, this one is easy and does not require long effort. From the center of Maiori you can walk up some stairs and in 20/30 minutes (even less...More

2  Thank NinoDAngel
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

An hour long climb is rewarded by fantastic views of Maiori from the castle that dates back to 829. A wonderful guide who is the current custodian of the castle showed us around with great pride. A not to miss experience, especially avoiding the snakes...More

Thank NIckyA57
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Response from NinoDAngel | Reviewed this property |
I do bit Remember exactly but not very far fronte the beach, something Like 500-700m. ask the personnel Of traffic. Of course there are more than One path i Guess. take the first One so You can enjoy better the landscape... More
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