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Castello Aragonese, Otranto

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Castle Tourist Spot
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 get the most from your holiday in Otranto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Otranto holiday planner.
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  • well worth a visit, the guided tour a must, views from the roof of the castle amazing. Easy to walk around and no rush to vacate the castle. Beware of coach tours, especially those with school childre...  more »
  • We sailed from Greece to Italy and stayed here 2 nights in the Marina, Castillio Aragonese magestically over looks the bay, it's pretty impressive. . Lovely to walk round and lovely to walk through th...  more »
  • This massive castle commands a point of land overlooking the Otranto harbor. We wandered around the outside to get some perspective on its massive size without touring the interior.  more »
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  • The castle was quite impressive, you have to go on a tour and the tours are only in Italian, and very long winded if you do not understand a word. Tour 90 mins I left it after 15 mins very disappointed at not seeing most of the castle but was extremely bored. The tourist office said there would a mix of English and Italian on the tour, though having checked that's not true.
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  • Obviously, as a tourist passing through, you can't avoid it. Apart from the sheer size and nice view from the roof, there's not a lot. The price of admission, even during exhibitions, is a little high.
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  • If you have a free hour.
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  • Very well maintained with interactive displays inside. The secret can be visited only with a guide.
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