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Castello Normanno di Squillace

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it cost 3 euros entry fee. excellent viewing for historical purposes. situated high in the pretty... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
italiangypsy
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Portopalo di Capo Passero, Italy
Lovely town with a good looking castle

The drive up to the town is picturesque and somewhat exciting - serpentine road. Once you get to... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
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The Castle of Squillace dominates the town from the highest point of the hill . It was built by the Normans in the second half of the 11th Century, at the end of the campaign of conquest of Calabria made by the Byzantines who occupied the region...more
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Via Castello 24, 88069 Squillace, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty well accessible with information tables you can walk freely through the open spaces of the impressive remains. The amazing, 270° view on the hills and fields is breathtaking and absolutepy worth the 3 euros.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Excellent Calabrian historical site. Entry fee is 3 euros but well worth it. A self guided tour with English placards describing the castle and its use over time. Fantastic views of the countryside and the Ionian Sea. A gift and snack shop with a clean...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Castello with friends. There are excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Information is provided in Italian and English. Once finished, there are charming ceramics stores down the street. Worth a visit!

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

it cost 3 euros entry fee. excellent viewing for historical purposes. situated high in the pretty village of squillace, afrter entering the castle you can wonder around the ceramic workshops of the area. owned by local artisans.

Thank italiangypsy
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Excellent Historical Site. Normandy Castle, historical town of Squallice with artisans still making pottery. View from Castle Square is spectacular. One must also visit the cathedral.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016

The drive up to the town is picturesque and somewhat exciting - serpentine road. Once you get to the top of the hill this quaint town is lovely to walk through. Small cobbled streets. All neat and tidy. The streets are steep at times and...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2015

There is a castle ruin with a museum of artifacts, quite interesting from historical point of view. In the village you can buy some typical ceramic - cups, pots, etc.

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