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Castello dei Conti Guidi, Poppi
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Tour small yet authentic Castello dei Conti Guidi, a 12th-century castle. Its hilltop position is F35above one of Italy's most beautiful villages. Pass through the castle walls by way of the Lion Gate into a large courtyard, noted for a 15th-century staircase, wooden balconies, and coats of arms decorating the walls. In the Chapel of the Giudi Counts, admire the frescoes of gospel stories painted by Giotto’s top student, Taddeo Gaddi. Inside the Rilliana Library, surround yourself with 25,000 ancient books, 800 medieval manuscripts, and 700 incunabula. Enjoy the view of the village and the Casentino Apennines from the top of the bell tower. With our international travel planner, Poppi attractions like Castello dei Conti Guidi can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • All the town of poppi is a place to visit required a visit to the Castle, but also a walk through the town and the Abbey
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  • Structured and perfectly integrated in the territory. A place so pleasant as not wanting to leave. Breathtaking views.
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  • Castle and keep. We toured it with great pleasure, with its stunning views of the Casentino Valley Tower. It is worth to him.
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  • Castello di Poppi has a great history. Loved the prisons which you enter where you really feel the history. Could come right from an episode of GOT!
  • Great cafe right next to the castle and good views all around. A glass of wine at the castle is 1.5 euro
  • You should visit it. Very nice place with fantastic views...
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  • Is the "Castle" of Casentino. Stands out on top of a hill with its typical Guelph merlons and Tower. Dating back to 1,200 and is perfectly preserved. It was the residence of the counts Guidi, today its interior houses the library Rilliana, rich of medieval manuscripts, and a chapel which houses frescoes attributed to Taddeo Gaddi. The village of Poppi lies within the walls, perfectly preserved, and is considered among the most beautiful in Italy
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