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 .
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  • Despite being in the area, we took them back to the Castle, since it had been years since the last visit. Expecting fewer tourists, but we were blown away by the group that we managed to form, together with the Guide! The castle is well worth, starting from objects from different periods and different values that lie within, to the many styles that it has been throughout the centuries. The Guide? WELL PREPARED, easygoing, patient, very nice! What more could you ask for? Morning definitely worthwhile!
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  • The castle is well maintained, very interesting to visit, definitely worth the price of admission
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  • Castle with attached ancient and medieval walls, kept up with view on the Adriatic coast. A gem nestled in the hills of the Marche and Romagna.
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  • Magnificent castle and surroundings, a must see, in August there is a festival called The Magic Castle that takes place there , absolutely worth seeing.
  • Astonishing medieval castle which will take you back a few centuries, to a time of markets, cosy brick houses, strong tower walls and happy locals. On certain days you might be troubled by tourists from all countries, but you can easily lose yourself in the small roads in the city and keep the authentic historical feel going. Highly recommended to visitors of all ages! (Just ignore those cheap gadgets...)
  • Large brick castle...I think 1.5 hours is more than enough to see it all if going daytime. Nothing out of this world but some nice views. If getting the train/bus from Cattolica don't get the 11.00am one as the next return was 3.40pm.
  • I visited this place during a school trip when I was in secondary school. Very nice and full of history.
  • A visit to a real story tale. A legend that living

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