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Castello di Arechi, Salerno

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Overlooking Salerno at a height of 300 meters (985 feet) is Castello di Arechi. From here, enjoy a full view of the city and the Gulf of Salerno. Built during the sixth century, the settlement has been traced to Norman, Angevin, and Aragonese styles. The castle is currently used to host exhibitions and conferences, and can be entered for free every day except Monday. If you're heading there by bus, be sure to note the timetable for your return before heading off. Using our international travel planner, Salerno attractions like Castello di Arechi can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Easily accessible by car, offers first a spectacular panorama of Salerno. After several years, the castle is finally available in its entirety, with an interesting journey enriched by multimedia displays. There is a Museum, a Conference Hall and a small bar. Useful lift. Too bad for some explanatory panels outside, now illegible, and for some malfunctioning electronic captions.
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  • The climb to gain access to the castle is not easy, at least for the "climbers" untrained, however the monument value, perfectly illustrated by excellent local guides, and quite charming reward of every effort.
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  • Truly extraordinary place where you can see the whole panorama of Salerno! Both the waterfront that summits! Absolutely unique! Highly recommended
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  • Ruined castle with the museum of ceramics and coins. Situated on top of the mountain, close to the sea shore so the views are great and worth seeing. However, the castle itself is nothing uncommon in itself - stone walls, staircases etc. Nice place for a stopping if you're travelling on A3 highway to Salerno, as it's really close.
  • Nice views of the city but the castle itself is a waste of time, the path is not very clear and you often end at dead ends where there is nothing interesting to see. The museum is very small.
  • The view is incredible here. The museum is a little steep in price but walking through the castle is totally worth it.
  • Amazing views, but the castle itself was a disappointment
  • The ruins of the ancient Lombard Castle are among the most beautiful things of Salerno. Dominating the city and offers a beautiful view of the coast. Is a piece of history of the entire Italian midday. Today there are only the ancient remains but it is absolutely worth visiting.
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