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. Make Castello Aragonese part of your personalized Taranto itinerary using our Taranto vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Free guided tour of the Castle. The guide was Admiral Angelo who knew how to describe the history of this stunning Castle. Accurate in detail and pleasant to hear. I recommend to all tourists who come to Taranto a guided tour.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Completely free the visit, led by the busboys of the Italian Navy. Congratulations for the Organization
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  • August 18, 2017
    For once it is possible to have a guided tour of a castle in Puglia, go for it. The visit is carried out by a military passionate and exciting. A tour starts every 2 hours starting at 9:30 and till 1:30. And it's free. Unfortunately, only in Italian. And 1 hour and 20 minutes of visit in Italian when we don't understand, it's long. The same thing in English or french would be top. A few explanations written at the turn of the rooms in English, German and french do not recreate the same thing as the guide. And it is sometimes difficult to read (small font), especially when there are a dozen people looking to read.
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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 :)
  • Amazing free tour of the castle by the Italian navy... very worth the visit.
  • Beautiful! And the guide was really really good. If you have a chance to go don't miss it! Best part is not the beginning of the visit though. Sometimes they also have some interesting exhibitions.
  • Great view on historical place, unfortunately closed when I walked around
  • Free tour around what appears to be a very interesting castle. The tourist office said they would be in Italian and English. There was no English, and the Italian explanations went on for an exceedingly long time. There are a few signs in English and German you can read as you go around but after 20 mins I had only seen one sign, was extremely bored so left to catch a train. First tour I have left, after checking there is no English tours.

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