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“Pick the right way up!”

Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Stilo
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 13 September 2016

There are two ways to reach the Castello - one from the cemeterio car park in Stilo (the right one) and another that starts through an archway into woodland near the Cattolica (the wrong one!). The second starts off OK as it zigzags through the woods with some steep if uneven steps but as it reaches open ground the path becomes much rougher and steeper. There are whole sections where the wooden handrail has disappeared or (worse) is so rickety that you're not sure if you can trust it. The path becomes steep and full of loose stones and rocks with some scary looking drops alongside - definitely not for the faint-hearted.
The castle itself is fairly impressive and has been recently restored. The views are almost worth the scary 'walk' up.
We came down by the route that ends/starts in the cemeterio car park and, although longer, it is much safer...

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

The ruins of the castle are charming even if it looks a bit abandoned - but that also adds to the charm. We could visit the inside of the castle. As nice as the castle, is the view over the area, including the sea.

The walk up there, starting from la cattolica, takes about 30 minutes. It's somewhat steep, full of rocks (flipflops are not a good idea) and most of the path is in the sun. But the path is well indicated, there is nothing dangerous, and there are a few places with shade to rest

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It takes about 30-40 minutes to get to the castle .
It's possible to arrive just by walk starting from the Cattolica.
There are the ruins of this Norman ancient castle of the XI century and a wonderful view of the valley from the top of the Monte Consolino, where the castle is situated!

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