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The view is worth it!

My expectation was bigger than what I got from the Castello di Arechi. The Castle is not so big and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Erd, Hungary
Nice if you have some extra time

This is a nice peaceful place to visit if you have some extra time in the area, but I wouldn't put... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Calgary, Alberta
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
Salerno, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked up to the castle on the road which was windy and probably a little dangerous ( in terms of walking on the road). It was also steep but it’s completely manageable in jeans and running shoes if you are relatively fit. The castle...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing view of Salerno, the sea, and the surrounding area from this ancient Norman castle situated high above Salerno. Really a beautiful, well preserved castle and worth the effort of getting there.

Thank drdmromeo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My expectation was bigger than what I got from the Castello di Arechi. The Castle is not so big and you have to buy the ticket for the museum. If you don't want to pay for the tickets, you can walk around the Castle. And...More

Thank Linkin55
Reviewed 22 September 2018

We visited the castle while in Salerno and visited with Marco. While there, we toured the castle, took lots of pictures of the beautiful views Salerno. We were lucky enough to sample some of the food offered at the castle, which was absolutely amazing.

1  Thank jerseycarm
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Best time, breath taking views! hidden Jem. Some of the reviews are less than favorable I guess that means I don't get out much:) I don't care we dad a great time! People from the Fly Over states. Highly recommended!!

Thank Brianb2001
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Fantaatic views are what made this visit worthwhile. The museum was interesting but the castle only mildly so. Finding the entrance wasn't that easy as we first had to find the cafe to buy tickets.

1  Thank Chrissie980
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Yes it's pretty, and the views are quite good (if you want views of Salerno and it's port) but that's about it. The museum artefacts are minimal and not worth much of your time. We were in and out within 1 hour and 4€ each...More

1  Thank fun_games21
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to walk off some of the Pizza we had eaten this week, and visit the castle by foot! I looked like a lobster when we arrived! It's a lovely climb once you get over the main road, through a pine forest which looked and...More

2  Thank carolinehharrison
Reviewed 30 July 2018

If you decide to walk all the way to the top, prepare yourself to walk the equivalance of about 82 floors, according to my iphone.

Thank Roberto A
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a nice peaceful place to visit if you have some extra time in the area, but I wouldn't put it at the top of your list, especially as the busses are somewhat infrequent. The great view and small museum are the main attractions...More

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lindsay b
29 December 2016|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
An hour is plenty. The museum is very small.
donna s
1 April 2016|
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Response from McChi | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and call or email the TI in Salerno, they have the bus times. Also available at the bus station, right outside of the train station in Salerno. The bus schedule listed "R" and "A".... With R as "ritorno" or "return" and... More
9 August 2015|
Response from Anamericaninitaly-km | Reviewed this property |
That's a great question and unfortunately not one I can answer. The website says they are opened from 9-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but they were closed when we went. Best to ask when you are in Salerno. Even if it's... More