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Castello di Arechi

Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Very interesting

The ruins of this incredible castle that perches dramatically above the town of Salerno is really... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Terri H
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Tucson, Arizona
not on feet.....

There is a marked walking path from town to the castel, however, it is closed after about half! No... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
babapapa2017
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Hamburg, Germany
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Salerno, Italy
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Reviewed 15 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 26 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

Thank Julie B
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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 11 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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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Accessible by public transit, local autobus number 19, for a euro each way. Even the drive is an event, especially the return ride which loops all the way to the mountain top, replete with goats on the roadside. This medieval castle is a marvel. It...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

Picture it: 2017, Salerno. A young American woman is taken to a castle by a handsome Italian man. Okay, okay. I'm starting to sound like Sophia off "The Golden Girls" but the set up does have a point. My escort was showing me around Salerno...More

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lindsay b
28 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
1 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
8 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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