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. Put Castello di Gradara on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Gradara trip itinerary website .
Castello di Gradara Reviews
Bel castello all' interno del borgo medievale di Gradara non visitarlo e' un peccato anche perche' andare a Gradara e non visitare il castello e' un peccato . E' conservato bene sia al suo esterno che... more »Nice Castle inside the medieval village of Gradara don't visit it is a shame because go to Gradara and not visit the castle is a sin. Is preserved well both on the outside than inside, along a defined path you can admire some rooms very well appointed on the basis of time anyway don't miss to admire the frescoes and ceilings.
Borgo delizioso e castello incantevole, da immaginario collettivo. Merita per lo stato di conservazione e la semplicità della presentazione, senza tanti fronzoli e alla portata di tutti. Imperdibile. ... more »Lovely, lovely village and Castle from the collective imagination. Deserves to hold status and the simplicity of presentation, no bells and whistles and affordable for everyone. Not to be missed. Ask the all-inclusive ticket, otherwise you risk buying a ticket for the walkway separately, although the price is almost laughable. To eat you spoilt for choice: Gradara (at least the borgo del castello) seems to have invested almost exclusively on entertainment, but with absolutely no invasive environments. Congratulations!
Molto bello sia dentro che fuori, indispensabile una visita che riporta indietro nel tempo, immaginando come si potesse vivere all'epoca. more »Very nice inside and out, indispensable a visit that takes you back in time, imagining how they could live at the time.
Spectacular!!! Very very beautiful night eve if i was raining when we were there. There are restaurants with in and outside of the castle wall. You can make a walk of lover and it will take you around the castle. It is very a wonderful, beautiful and romantic place and trip!!! You can do in a couple and have romantic dinner and can also stay a night in a hotel within the castle wall and can also do a family trip visiting inside the castle itself.
You’ll have a good time here. The atmosphere is great, the people are so nice, and the food is good. Be warned: it’s all mostly uphill. Very well preserved and historically rich. The atmosphere inside the walls are lively and cheery, especially during festivals and celebrations. When scoping out the place, make sure to ask the locals what their most favorite part of the place is, and check it out. It’s always good (if you can manage) to chit chat with the locals and get a real outlook on how life is here, and broaden your horizons. Check out any guided tours available to really know what you’re seeing.
Absolutely magaical place, came here with friends on a day trip after a visit in Urbino and loved it although it was already dark out. If you are around don't miss it!
The castle and surrounding town are absolutely gorgeous! The castle museum is very interesting and authentic. I loved the fact that for the most part there was an English version of the accompanying texts. I deducted one star because the entire route through the castle was over in 15-20 minutes (it's true we did not read most of the texts. Two small kids + standing around reading = historic items breakage) even though we lingered in the exhibit rooms, and tried to explain them to the kids. The price of the tickets was 18 Euro. I really really wish more of the huge castle was open to explore. I could have spent hours in that beautiful historic place. If you don't mind paying the price of the tickets - 8 Euro per adult plus 1 Euro for the walls walk - this is a must see. I recommend paying the extra Euro. The walls walk offer some amazing vistas. The surrounding town is a beautiful extra bonus. Very recommended.
A wonderful place full of history .little shops. Restaurants. Alleyways leading of to great views of the surrounding areas and countryside. In the evenings it's a romantic setting to have a meal and wonder about. And at certain times of the year they hold a medieval parade and acting with full period costumes music drummers etc. I would advise anyone if you have the chance go and visit this place as it's well worth it. And take a look around the museum within the castle it's self... excellent. ☆☆☆☆☆
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