Castello Pallotta

Castello Pallotta, Caldarola: Address, Phone Number, Castello Pallotta Reviews: 4.5/5

Castello Pallotta
4.5
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Castello Pallotta is located in Caldarola, a charming village in the heart of Le Marche region, in the province of Macerata. The castle was built in the ninth century and was restored at the end of the sixteenth century by the cardinal Evangelist Pallotta. He decided to transform the building into a majestic Renaissance residence.The ancient castle walls are still intact, as are its Guelph crenelations, battlements and drawbridge. The visit takes you through the historic building, where every ornament is placed in its original context with great attention to detail.
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Matilda
16 contributions
A Step back in Time
Jul 2016 • Couples
How fortunate for us that my cousin Antonio and his wife Lucia brought us to Castello Pallotta.
All rooms and artefacts are kept in pristine condition, you get a real feel of what life was like all those centuries ago. So much history, opulence and they say there's even a ghost! Well worth going if you're ever in the Marche region of Italy. The view from the highest point of the castle grounds is amazing , sweeping over the glorious landscape.
So much to see, so little time!
Written 23 November 2016
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Pam B
Blaye, France87 contributions
Worth a visit but as it was September we had an audio guide.
Sep 2016 • Family
The visit was just OK, just 4 of us in the party and was offered an audio tour, we were escorted throughout by a friendly Italian girl but her English was limited, we were allowed to wander within each room without hassle.

Lots to see but limited information on the audio tape, that said it was worth a visit.
Written 10 September 2016
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Rachelle G
Amsterdam, The Netherlands98 contributions
Very impressed
Aug 2016 • Couples
As a lover of castles and other old buildings, the Castello Pallotta was high on my list of things to visit during my holiday in the Marche. I was not dissappointed: firstly, the castle is located just outside of the lovely town of Caldarola and the view from the castle over the town is worthy of a postcard. The castle itself is very interesting and holds a history of over 900 years. It is well maintained and still displays many of the original furnitures.
A visit to the castle is guided: since it wasn't busy we had a 'private' guide who was very well informed and made the castle and its treasures come to life.
I remained very impressed, by the castle, by its history, its location and by the friendly staff and guide. I would 100% recommend a visit.
Written 1 August 2016
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ah3000Car
Naples27 contributions
La Marche region treasure
Oct 2013
Visited this gem on our recent Italian adventure. Drove from Cortona and arrived in the PM ..... The Castle sits on a steep hill at the edge of a small village . Well worth the time . The castle and furnishing are very unique and the tour quides have a very good knowledge of the history .

Visiting this Castle was very different then the other historic visits on this vacation. It served as a home until about a 70 years ago. Unique and worth a slight detour when in Area.
Written 24 October 2013
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PDX_MarkC
Sunriver, OR122 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2013 • Friends
The castello sits up on the hill above the town of Caldarola. The castle is in remarkable condition both inside and out and still contains the original furnishings, clothing, and early transportation vehicles. It also has a small private collection of medieval arms. The best part of the castle is that it is in such great shape on the interior with all the paintings, furnishings, and interior decorations still in tact. It is like a time capsule from 300 years ago. The director of the castle and their tour guide were great hosts. Important for us, the tour guide spoke very good english and knew the history extremely well. This little gem is a great detour for your vacation.
Written 23 October 2013
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RoamerItaly
Macerata, Italy114 contributions
Beutifully preserved and approachable
You enter a small courtyard and ring the bell for the guide. The castle is family owned and was lived in until comparatively recently so has warm feel. It is small for a castle and rooms are not roped off you feel more like guest than a tourist. Lovely garden where you can walk and relax after your visit.
Written 27 December 2012
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