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Castello di Acaya, Vernole

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4.4
  • We visited this castle the evening opening of 18. The price of tour is €5 and takes about twenty minutes. We were unhappy not because of the Castle but for how it is managed. First and foremost there are local guides but only the cashier also quite disrespectful that with their particularly high tone of voice disturbing visitors intent on reading the little information that there were in the vicinity of the various areas (information that seem to have been printed from Wikipedia). Many areas are not accessible, without explanation, others we couldn't visit them because the bulbs that illuminated had burned out and the staff was waiting for the technician (to change a lightbulb?!). Inside the castle the atmosphere gets ruined totally by random items like chairs-presumably left there after a lecture/presentation-and the visitor feels a bit like the castle: abandoned. Personally I do not understand according to what criteria others have given 5 stars but if it is not the first castle that you see in your life I suggest you back off and take your time in the best way.
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  • A very friendly Museum attendant let us come in for reduced price because there was not such a long time until they closed. We were glad to have seen the small fortress.
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  • Very relaxing and inspiring. Feels like stepping back in time. The surrounding countryside are really nice to visit by bike as well as all the villages. Mare in 4 steps to visit
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Google
  • Great place and wonderful (but small) historic centre!
  • Magic - even more if you visit the castle in a hot summer afternoon.
  • For nothing satisfactory ... complete lack of staff/guide, cleaning not good signage underperforming and reduced bone explanations ... but archaeological exhibition presented superficial. Sin an enchanting place almost deserted:-(
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  • Medieval village and the carefully restored Castle, clean, private exhibitions with exhibits of local finds
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  • The Tarantula ballad to Acaya! It was the first time we chanced to witness this atavistic dance that has its origins in the Dionysian dithyramb. Has had on us a great impression and unforgettable for its primordiality: the bacchantes.
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