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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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  • At the bottom of the city castle looks very romantic, especially at dusk when the lights are lit. If you stop in Salerno for more than one day and you have already visited major sights in the city, you can take the chance to get to the Castle, to admire the wonderful views from its observation deck. However, you need to prepare: learn bus schedule and time, when everything is closed. We went up to the Castle at half past four, and we had half an hour to stroll through the galleries of the Castle and admiring the surrounding area, however this time we had. You can and walk, though part of the journey will have to be done on the highway.
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  • Every self-respecting Castle has its charm, surrounded by stories and legends. The Castle Arechi deserves more attention and care, also because it has an added value: a breathtaking view of the city and the sea.
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  • A cured, gorgeous views. X a cultur staff is nice to visit the places of our history
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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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