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. Before you head to Salerno, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Salerno online vacation builder , to make sure you see all that Salerno has to offer, including Castello di Arechi.
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  • The ruins of this incredible castle that perches dramatically above the town of Salerno is really fun to explore. It was a vigorous uphill walk from town,so I would recommend taking some kind of trans...  more »
  • The site is very nice and well organized, in every way you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city below. The only downside is the long bus trip to get there and the occasional trips (among other things always late).
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  • Fascinated by the evening lights of the Castle seen from the bottom of the city I wanted to visit him the next day, actually a bit resigned and away, but the view from up there you can enjoy the Gulf of Salerno is quite fulfilling!
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  • Amazing view, the white horse was the best part 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. My escort was showing me around Salerno that day, and said he'd like to take me to a castle. I had no objections. As we drove up toward the castle, and nearly reaching the parking lot, with no one around for miles, not a soul in sight, what lay before us in the middle of the road? A white horse! Randomly standing there in the middle of the road, with no one attending to it, and no sign of its owner looking for it anywhere nearby. We were floored, speechless, and I was smitten and charmed by the whole event. Feeling like a princess for an afternoon, we proceeded to pet the horse, and then walk up on foot to the castle. The castle was beautiful, still, peaceful and remote. It had the most gorgeous view and the grounds were ancient and haunting. As though you could imagine what life was like so long ago, the wind would howl in our ears and while it was cold, even for a mid-January day the sun all but warmed us up fully. The castle was amazing, but the horse had ruined (no pun intended) it all for me for the rest of the day. I mean, how often does a handsome prince take you to a castle only to present a white horse which is laying in wait for you?
  • Didn't enter, as it looks in a bad shape, dirt, the lift isn't working so, isn't wheelchair accessible right now
  • Parking too small, impossible to get there... very disappointed
  • Amazing views! Take a taxi because the bus and walking is not very good up to it. There is hiking around it to see the whole amalfi coast and salerno!
  • 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.

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