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Castello del Catajo

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Interesting castle with a lot of history and symbolism

We received a private tour as part of the social program.at a meeting. The castle and grounds are... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Anthony H
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Munich, Germany
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Unique experience

The castle - Vila is huge and really something special! Actualy it was built as vila, but the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
izi f
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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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...more
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Via Cataio 1, 35041 Battaglia Terme, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A pile of a buildings with no real core. Additions done with little thought for the whole. The frescos are very fresh and numerous but show very average artistic merit. Lots of visitors run through this castle despite its lack of substance or design. The...More

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marcom9847, Direttore at Castello del Catajo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, the Catajo castle is one of the most fascinating buildings in Italy for its historical stratification. Different eras and different owners have been able to add new areas with the ability to always integrate them with the previous ones and with the surrounding...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We received a private tour as part of the social program.at a meeting. The castle and grounds are quite beautiful and they are in the process of creating it to its former grandeur. The rooms which are finished contain beautiful frescoes, each telling a story...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The castle - Vila is huge and really something special! Actualy it was built as vila, but the owners liked an idea of having castle, so they built up walls, but they are not really meant for serious defence. The history about family is interesting...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Unlike some other visitors experience we had a really excellent guide who spoke in both italian and english. The tour was unhurried with plenty of time to view the fantastically fresh frescos which tell the family history ( both real and untrue!) Worth every euro.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

The place are huge but only few room available to visit for €9 is little bit expensive for what you get. Everything is close you have to waiting the guide open for you, and after that she close again let another group coming and would...More

1  Thank Blossom S
AndreaDFC, collaboratore at Castello del Catajo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Dear Blossom, We are very sorry that your experience hasn’t been positive. Catajo Castle is not a public museum but a private property. We are obliged by law to provide guided tours, it is a way for us for guaranteeing people’s safety within the Castle,...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a very interesting place to visit. This castle has beautiful and very well preserved frescoes that are not to be missed. The park is also delightful to walk in. This attraction has not been open that long and lessons are still being learned....More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice, but very bad information for tourist. The guides are very morivated, but for non Italian it's an absolute no-go

1  Thank Footprints450089
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This wonderful castle has a new owner, and in part I'm writing this review in the hope that they will use this opportunity to reconsider their tourist facilities. We arrived on a sunny Sunday afternoon and were told to visit the gardens until our allocated...More

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Well worth a visit if you are in this area , there are gardens across the road from the castello & a small lake . It is a guided tour mainly in Italian & German but we got notes in English which were very useful...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2014

This castle has a long and interesting history with a small garden and park area. The tour of the castle rooms is guided and limited to the staterooms used by the family for entertaining. The fascinating thing here is that the family were mercenaries in...More

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AndreaDFC, Collaboratore at Castello del Catajo, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2015

Thank you very much for visiting the castle, for your review and for your tips!

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