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. Plan a trip to Taranto easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Today I went to visit the Aragonese castle and although the day was not the best, I found yet a guide (Marshal) which was capable of making us forget entirely bad day letting us impassion tale that This wonderful work of art. The castle is beautiful, its gorgeous views, lovely. What particularly struck me was the availability of staff. The opening time is from 9:30, then fully accessible and meet at the 1:30 at night. It's totally free access, what is public is to everyone, and that's a great gesture on the part of this beautiful city, which gives us the opportunity to visit the Castle free online to increase in us the love of culture!
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  • The Aragonese castle, in itself interesting for the long history of which is permeated, was enriched by the preparation, by the great enthusiasm and communication skills of Bari and Marescialo by Marshal Notaro.
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  • Stephen drove us a historical tour with focus on the amazing Navy. Passion competence and all for free. An example for a city that is trying to be born again
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  • Fascinating fortress with Byzantine foundations. The Naval guide was polite, informed and spoke excellent English. There is a lot to see inside the castle including the tower battlements if you visit in daylight. The tour is highly recommended.
  • Very impressive, old, historical building. You can walk around but inside visit is through organized tours only. Quite surprisingly the tour is free. Our guide was an Italian Navy officer. He spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable and polite. Apart from the fascinating presentation he was ready and able to answer any questions (and we had a lot). It's a great experience. Very educational and fun.Highly recommended.
  • Great start on our sightseeing tour the Officers took you around this strategic port that used to defend the city of Taranto. Our guide spoke good English and was extremely knowledgeable about the castle. The FREE tour lasted around 40 minutes and we got to see the foundations and the history in great detail. There is also a presentation first then the guided tour. There are quite a few steps to ascend and descend but you are warned in advance so you can sit out that part of the tour. Thoroughly recommend the castle, when we left the cruise ship The Spirit we were warmly welcomed on the docks then offered a free bus ride into town and this was our first stop.
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  • This castle is a dominant of this seaside town. Good to know that you will get free guided tour organized by local navy :)
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