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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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  • It's a castle with a draw bridge. What more the kids of all ages like. Perfect for students of architecture who need inspiration in designing that special retreat for that special client. The painting...  more »
  • We came on a cold December morning ... too bad the fog enveloping everything. The Christmas atmosphere made the unique hidden. The visit to the Castle really atmospheric. With six euros per person + 1 euro, there would be also a good guida....ma to understand Paolo and Francesca don't need a guide, but a heart. To come back with a clear sky!
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  • With a careful and scrupulous (also ironic) illustration the Guide showed us all the interiors of the Castle. We were dumbfounded by all the frescoes therein, and especially the beautiful artwork of Luca Della Robbia. Beautiful fully furnished bedrooms. The beautiful guns present in the Hall of armigeri are a fraction (136 units) of those who were present before the unification of Italy (3000 pieces), the vast majority is in Rome astel Sant'Angelo.
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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!