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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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  • We visited this castle and its village during the trip to Urbino and were pleasantly surprised by the care with which it held the entire complex.
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  • Have I been dozens of times to visit the Castle, but every time it's different, beautiful, like a fairy tale ...
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  • The castle is well worth a visit, is well maintained. Enjoyable even for a walk outside and inside the walls, you can eat well at fair prices. There you can rest and relax in a natural environment with fresh air.
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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!