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Castello di Gradara, Gradara
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The 12th-century hilltop Castello di Gradara remains one of the region’s finest examples of medieval architecture, with an interior packed with authentic furnishings that were extensively restored in the 1920s. This medieval fortress is protected by two walls, the outermost of which extends for almost 800 m (2,600 ft), making it one of the area’s most imposing structures. The castle is one of the most visited monuments in this part of the country and is the scene of regular cultural and musical events. Legend has it that this site provided a romantic setting for the tragic story of star-crossed lovers Paolo and Francesca, who were immortalized in Dante’s "Divine Comedy." To explore the castle on a guided tour, remember to reserve your tickets by phone or online before you make the trip. Add Castello di Gradara and other attractions to your Gradara trip itinerary using our Gradara trip itinerary maker.
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  • "Love, that a nullo amato amar perdona, I took him pleasure so violently [...]" This is the beautiful castle of Paolo and Francesca. Fascinating to visit. Recommended
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  • We came to Gradaru their Gabicce Mare by public bus. It was Sunday in the 15-15 h. and the last bus from Gradary was 18-45. So we had very little time to explore everything. Tickets for the entrance to the castle is worth 12 euros. But we managed to focus all look. All there is a very majestic and beautiful. Want to visit this place and have already given him the whole day.
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  • Well maintained and well cared for. Tours allow you to really get to know the history of the Castle and its inhabitants from the past ...
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  • Very nice place to visit. Historic and educational. You have to walk some stairs so be prepared. Great view and facilities.
  • Beautiful place to visit .steep hill to climb up to the castle past gift shops and cafes . lots to see in the castle .fantastic view's.
  • Carinissimo, cercate di andare quando è gratis.
  • molto bello e molto curato
  • Great castle!