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Castello Caetani, Sermoneta
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Thirteenth-century Castello Caetani was built as both a military fortress and a noble residence: here, you can glimpse the private and public life of medieval Lazio. Despite the fortress's large, 3 m (10 ft) thick exterior walls, Napoleon's army plundered it in the late 18th century, carrying away its valuables and furniture and turning the castle into a prison. Most restoration work was carried out nearly 100 years later. Visiting hours can be somewhat inconsistent, so it is best to check online or call first if you plan to visit. Plan to visit Castello Caetani and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sermoneta attractions using our Sermoneta trip itinerary planner.
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  • Really nice Castle to visit, held up well and presented even better, thanks to the guidance that accompanies you and tells the story of the building, and its structure; shame about the few furnishings remained. to visit!
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  • My wife and I joined an Italian-speaking group to tour this lovely castle. Whilst we only picked up bits of the guide description, there were others in the group with enough English to fill in the gap...  more »
  • There never were we decide to visit the Castle Caetani so, on two feet on a Saturday afternoon with our friends. Arrived at Sermoneta you park outside the village that then you have to cross to get to the Castle. Visiting at set times, with the guide that is included in the price of 8 euros for a ticket. The visit proved to be a pleasant surprise. The castle is very large, well maintained, still impressive, you don't visit all though because some areas are closed to the public and those that you visit are unfortunately getting undressed for the various plundering that there have been over the years. But it's still worthwhile. Excellent guide that makes you appreciate the history of this castle. Loved our kids that they were bored. Maybe too high the admission price. Still recommended
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  • The Castle dominates the town of Sermoneta, whose old town, left everything in stone, represents a stunning photograph of the medieval period, so much so that often they turn period film (among the last tale of tales, silk and we can do is cry, besides the series Borgia). The castle was built in the 12th century by the Annibaldi and after several passages by hand between the Caetani, the Borgia popes and other dynasties, has come finally to the Caetani who lived here until a few decades ago. The castle is maintained very well, can be visited through guided tours for a fee, to admire the halls pints, courtyard and stables, in addition to the patrol path on the outer walls. interesting combination ticket to visit the gardens of Ninfa, always natural and ancient ruins monument Caetani property Nymph.
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  • Wonderful view over the Valley. A well maintained. We visited the castle during a local Festival. Music and band in medieval costume. Really special
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  • Church-State tensions in the story of a beautiful castle within a town that seems to have been suspended in the past
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  • I was hugely disappointed. Belonging some exterior and the charm of knowing that "we just have to cry" was filmed there, too, is a medieval castle that has retained little. ...
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  • Beautiful castle! Comprehensive guide and detailed. The Castle as well as its scenery really deserve! Well worth the money. Maybe it's closed too often, but whatever you appreciate more once you visit:)
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