Castello Aragonese, Otranto

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Castello Aragonese is a medieval castle dating from 474 BCE, standing surrounded by water on a volcanic rock. A stone bridge connects the site to the main island. You enter through a long tunnel, which also holds a small chapel. There is an elevator to the top of the castle if you don’t want to walk. The view from the top is great for photos. Once inside, explore the gardens and the ancient hallways. Don’t miss the exhibits offering further information. To visit Castello Aragonese and other attractions in Otranto, use our Otranto road trip site .
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  • The most imposing structure is obviously the Aragonese castle of Borgo Antico in Otranto. Like the rest of the old town has undergone over the centuries alterations and changes; in the various floors of the Castle alternate changing exhibitions, while from some spots you can enjoy a beautiful panorama.
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  • Found open on the occasion of an exhibition by o. Toscani we got to take a guided tour in the basement of catellus, which has several rooms used also to conferences. Beautiful sunset over the Marina with the headquarters of the coast guard and the ship's prow-shaped.
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  • We did a good tour of the Castle and watched photographs shows that have us much more.
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  • Very pretty place with a nice history. Offers an excellent view of the harbor below.
  • A beautiful historical monument that shows the cultural influences of the ancient Salento
  • Historically places and past pictures very big large building..
  • Beautiful piece of Italian history
  • Worst tourist trap ever. There is not a single explanation about the castle insise of it, so even if you buy the ticket you won't understand what you see. So you'll have to rent an audio guide. The photo exposition is very nice...but no explanation at all. So again, a new audio guide to rent (it's a separate one each time). You want to visit the undeground? Impossible without a new ticket. And you can't go there without a guide. Of course if you want to have explanations about the place, it's another audio guide. Castle looked nice in any case, ans audio guides are well made. Nice trap.

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