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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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  • First of all I would advise you not to walk to the castle from Salerno. My wife and I did this because we couldn't find the bus schedule and thought the walk would be fun. It takes about 45 minutes or...  more »
  • Accessible by public transit, local autobus number 19, for a euro each way. Even the drive is an event, especially the return ride which loops all the way to the mountain top, replete with goats on th...  more »
  • Picture it: 2017, Salerno. A young American woman is taken to a castle by a handsome Italian man. Okay, okay. I'm starting to sound like Sophia off "The Golden Girls" but the set up does have a point....  more »
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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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