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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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  • Notwithstanding the fact that the ruins of the Castello are absolutely worth visiting, especially if you enjoy that kind of thing, the view of Salerno and the coast from above is absolutely stunning. ...  more »
  • From here you can enjoy a fantastic panorama and only this is a plus point. For those who have difficulty walking there is a lift and free parking. Then there are the fascinating and complex castle ruins that can be visited for free too far and wide. Pity the State of abandonment in which all, lack of panels explaining the use of the premises in which they switch and the media path with monitor running for a quarter and is very low level. Around there is a nice educational forest settled with benches and pathways meticulously kept in fine weather should be pleasant to live. Finally there is the sore point: the Museum. Do not spend 4 euros per visit, not worth it. The only thing worthy of dona are perhaps fifty coins found in the Castle but otherwise nothing apart from four pottery shards and remnants of meals remedied from wells to throw.
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  • A must for those who want to breathe some history and enjoy the scenery fabulous. The castle is outside, on top of a hill, so it is convenient to use a car to get there. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Salerno, at night especially is a real show. The castle is also used for ceremonies, receptions and soirees.
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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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