Castello di Gradara
Castello di Gradara
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LondonPippo
Stanmore, UK22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This was a COVID summer visit, after a previous visit 5 years before. The castle was set up to avoid social distancing, while in reality, this created a large queue in the old streets outside the castle, with no social distancing and a very slow look around parts of the castle. Where some of the best parts such as the atmospheric dungeon and armoury were not accessible along with the chapel. The visit lost all of its spontaneity for the children with us, while the second party we'd invited to join us, were obviously disappointed in the choice of venue. If you see a queue outside the castle, don't join it, as there will be more inside, while they walk around circa 20 rooms will take far longer than required if the access is un-impeded.
Written 2 September 2020
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ferrocene
Tonbridge, UK131 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
The castle is the highest point for miles around and the battlements are perfectly preserved, with fencing on the inner sides offereing as safe an environment to walk in as it's possible to have. Why then last week (and possibly longer) were the battlements closed to the public with no explanation, depriving visitors of one of the best viewing platforms in the area?

The building itself isn't wildly exciting and here, as at so many places in Italy these days, no interior photography is permitted.

The village is equally disappointing, consisting mostly of a main street with cafes and touristy gift-shops.

A short section of the village walls are accessible but the view is nothing like as good as it would be from the castle battlements.
Written 25 September 2014
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Pierluigi F
Nasushiobara, Japan886 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
If you are on holiday in Gabicce, you must definitely make a visit to Gradara which you can reach by bus 130 or by the road train (which costs twice as much as the bus).
The walk on the walls (cost 3 Euro, perhaps excessive) will offer you a breathtaking view of the hills and the sea.
Written 1 August 2022
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olivia_mr73
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
From the outside, the castle is so big and pretty. It is located on a hill where you see the town around and the ocean. Unfortunately, only a very small part of the castle can be visited. In my tour, I was the only non-Italian speaker in the group and the guide did not bother speaking English or French to me. She asked me to read the English translation on the wall at the entrance of each room and yet, we stayed 5 to 10 minutes in each room and she would give detailed explanation in Italian. But it was certainly worth the cost.
Written 27 October 2019
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Mark S
Alton, IL228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We enjoy places that aren’t completely over-run with tourists. Gradara definitely has tourists, but not too bad compared with many locales. It is a very interesting old town and, like most in Italy, be prepared for the uphill climbs from time to time. If you are in this part of Italy, I would definitely recommend it. It also has many very good restaurants.
Written 29 September 2019
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Casoil
Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The surroundings are great! Unfortunately we have to miss the festival of Magic.

Castle visit was nice for the family, castle walk as well .
Written 2 August 2019
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Facundo Siracusa
World300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
A travel in time, a really well preserved castell full of history, i really enjoyed the time here even if the visit it is really short.
Written 30 July 2019
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john t
Ottawa, Canada116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
we had no idea this castle existed but was recommended by a local. very glad he did. we have visited a number of castles all over europe. this is very well preserved. the minute you walk under the drawbridge you are back in time. you can look down into the drawbridge from above and see the mechanisms. there is a torture chamber, bedrooms, halls etc. to explore. there are signs explaining the rooms in english. there is paid parking and also free parking near-by. with the free parking there is a steepish walk up to the castle.we visited on a beautiful weekend and it was busy with locals but when you get into the castle itself there was hardly anyone walking around so you could take your time. we spent an extra 1 euro each to walk around the battlement. not a long walk but great views. the entrance fee into the castle is cash only so be prepared for that.
Written 6 October 2018
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AnnArborMHT
Genoa, Italy1,643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
This makes a great day trip from Pesaro. My husband loves Pesaro's beaches, I want activities, so I took bus #130 from the bus/train station in Pesaro, about one hour which drops passengers off right at Castello di Gradara's parking lot. Walk straight up hill 5 minutes and you are there! (return to Pesaro on bus #131, same location as drop off)

The Castello has excellent signage in English and Italian, plus tours are offered, but I enjoyed just strolling on my own. It has been beautifully restored and contains paintings, furniture and lots of history. Even the infamous Borgia family had a member living there ... Lucrezia stayed here two years before her husband had the marriage annulled!

The Castello had a small gift shop, clean bathrooms and lockers. Wear good shoes, steep stone streets can be slippery. Lots of small restaurants and boutique shops perched on the hill for a couple of hours of enjoyment. Well worth the view alone!
Written 7 June 2017
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John M
London, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Friends
The neon display over the entrance seemed a little incongruous, but the rest of this castle was more traditional. A great historic building to explore with fantastic views and excellent bars and cafés.
Written 19 October 2016
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