Castello Carlo V, Lecce

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  • The tour is free of charge, but we didn't have time and we have limited ourselves to admire its outer walls and doors, however very interesting. Just off of the wall, the East side, you can park your car.
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  • Majestic fortification of Lecce, the Carlo V Castle is located in the heart of the city, a short walk from Piazza Sant'Oronzo, right on the border between the old town and the modern Centre. Heavily altered over the centuries, the hotel retains the original trapezoidal plant with four angular ramparts to spearhead. Two bodies concentric circles, dating back to different periods and separated by an intermediate courtyard, reveal the different historical phases experienced by Castle. The main building within the building dates back to the 12th century, while the so-called Square Tower, the keep is probably 16th century Angevin building incorporated into the quadrangle.
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  • Very beautiful and very large Castle, responsible to history. Upon arrival, a guide praised us of the visit to the Castle, specifying that many archaeological pieces were visible in the Castle. So we bought a 'family' ticket to 22 euros, once inside, we discovered each other... the only thing visible was a temporary exhibition of an artist... with hideous paintings who had nothing has more empty rooms do in this type of place... in short, run, or there are more beautiful things has visit has Lecce.... This visit is a scam.
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  • Impressive fortress from the outside, but we didn't bother attempting to go inside.
  • Castel is beautiful but a lot of it is closed off for renovation. We also could not see the underground portion because the lights were out when we were there
  • Very little to see inside except an art exhibition. More of the castle wall and Tower looked like it might be possible to see. Except currently closed
  • We came on a Saturday and were told it was closed until Tuesday. We came back on Thursday and were told it was closed again for 16 days. The signs did not indicate so and the staff were impolite.
  • Bellisima! One of the strangest place I've ever seen, but it is very interesting!

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Where to stay in Lecce

To enjoy Lecce's medieval architecture, consider staying at a B&B in the town center. Elegant on the outside and comfortable on the inside, B&Bs in this area offer airy rooms and modern conveniences suitable for every budget. If you wish to avoid the crowds of the city's central areas, explore the lodgings offered by private guesthouses on the edge of town. Located in quiet residential zones, they provide access to private outdoor spaces and secure parking, just a short drive from the old town's shops and restaurants.
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