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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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  • In Italy we are full of castles, however, Gradara Castle is unique. Is a castle still alive with houses, shops, restaurants, all within the castle walls, is truly lovely, I recommend a visit and even a break of at least one night ... Deserves
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  • It is always very exciting to visit this castle. Whenever friends come to visit me, I take them Here! Gradara always offers picturesque spots where the view extends from the green hills to the sea!
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  • Really well maintained, sights ... beautiful. The ticket costs 6 euros per person more euro 1 if you want to make even the walkway. We started the tour on your own and then we met a guide ... Council to visit with the Guide because you can admire even small example in a Hall there is an inclined tile floor, we wouldn't have known if we had listened to the Guide nn nn that it is the ear of Dionysus from which it was possible to hear the secrets of the Castle. Go there it's worth it!
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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!