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Castello Aragonese, Taranto

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The castle Castello Aragonese dominates the center of the craggy island of Ischia. Walk through a tunnel or take an elevator to the entrance. The sturdy walls here once protected the island's small population from pirate raids. However, Hiero I of Syracuse built it in 474 BCE long before the threat of pirates. Inside the tunnel is a chapel dedicated to St. John Joseph of the Cross, the island's patron saint. Walk or take a public bus to access the island via a stone bridge built by Alfonso V. Start your trip to Taranto by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • The castle can be visited at weekends for free. You must book a slot by callling their telephone number. There are tours every hour until 0100 am. The guide is from the Marina Militare and is very... 
    The castle can be visited at weekends for free. You must book a slot by callling their telephone number. There are tours every hour until 0100 am. The guide is from the Marina Militare and is very...  more »
  • Nice castle near the sea where you can see the clear water and the bridge next to it, it's free and you can walk around. 
    Nice castle near the sea where you can see the clear water and the bridge next to it, it's free and you can walk around.  more »
  • They have found a lot in their archeological dig of this castle. If you can read Italian or French, you can discover the history of the author that wrote Count of Monte Cristo and Three Musketeers... 
    They have found a lot in their archeological dig of this castle. If you can read Italian or French, you can discover the history of the author that wrote Count of Monte Cristo and Three Musketeers...  more »
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  • A pure gem. The museum is free and open from 9am until 1 in the morning. Just book it over the phone. Make sure you mention a tour guide in English in case you need one. The guided tour is around 45mins and given directly by the Naval army. They have plenty of stories to tell. Don't miss it.
  • Hidden jewel. Old fashioned pedestrian friendly town. Lovely architecture.
  • It's honestly really worth seeing, lots of interesting history. Best of all its free so why not have a look?
  • Nice tour, enthusiastic tour guide. Need to call for tour reservations, which are free. The tour was only in Italian.
  • The place was very clean and all the protocols of COVID19 were highly efficient and respected

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