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Castello Aragonese

Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
+39 099 775 3438
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Detailed and informative free guided tour.

The history of this castle is fascinating, but even if you are not a history buff, the inside... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Erik L
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Wollongong, Australia
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You have to take a guided tour around the place, you cannot wander around on your own. They are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PaulL4
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Masterpiece of the Italian renaissance military architecture that shows important remains of almost three thousand years of history. Free guided tours every day at : 0930-11.30-14.00-16.00-18.00-20.00-22.30-24.00-1.30
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
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“italian navy” (14 reviews)
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“two hours” (5 reviews)
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Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
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+39 099 775 3438
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The history of this castle is fascinating, but even if you are not a history buff, the inside access to the castle and the detailed explanations are truly interesting. The tours start at 9:30 in the morning and are are available in Italian and also...More

1  Thank Erik L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to take a guided tour around the place, you cannot wander around on your own. They are fairly regular.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this castle on a Sunday night on a tour at 10.30 pm and it was very full, they also have tours at midnight and at 1.30 am in itself an impressive feat. The lighting of an evening added a real sense of atmosphere...More

2  Thank daymoLiverpool
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here during a meeting. Our guide was a marine soldier who explained us how the fortress was used during the past centuries. It was very interesting to see the defence system and the traps prepared to prevent the access of the assailants.

1  Thank zozopy
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

City is slowly recovering and improvements are visible. Still a town in need of a significant change in attitude by everyone to solve some of its problems before it can ever be a tourist destination. The castle is getting refurbished in small steps and was...More

Thank Erik W
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Thank you for your generous hospitality at the Castle, although my group came unnanounced. We've got a noble host, an officer to show us the most interesting parts of the Castle and explain the hostory that set its place there. It was a splendid experience!...More

2  Thank Vera V
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Visit is improuved by military staff of italian navy The officer-giide answers to all questions on the differents periods of the castle. Free visits day and evening evry two hours

3  Thank StephaneDM
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I loved roaming around this castle, there are few barriers and tourists are pretty much given free rein. The subterranean tour was a wonderful addition, and I had a great time!

2  Thank Ohio_voyageur
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Castello Aragonese. The castle offers free tours by a member of the Italy Navy. Our guide was very personable and while the tour we took was given in Italian, our guide also gave us a quick synopsis of...More

3  Thank swtraveler15
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This Castle is located in the old part of the City. It is fir far the best restored place in Taranto. From 1400 AC, built by the kingdom of Aragon, this castle passed several stages in life until recently restauración and appointment of the site...More

1  Thank Omar A
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