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Castello Aragonese

Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
+39 099 775 3438
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Fantastic

We have been surprised with this castle being military governed. Consequently you have to have... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
aleksandra s
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Belgrade, Serbia
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One for the Renaisance military architecture buff - and general interest too

This is an amazing castle, and well worth visiting. It acts as a reminder of the days when southern... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Fergs85
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Thornton-Le-Dale, United Kingdom
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Masterpiece of the Italian renaissance military architecture that shows important remains of almost three thousand years of history. Free guided tours every day at : 0930-11.30-14.00-16.00-18.00-20.00-22.30-24.00-1.30
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
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+39 099 775 3438
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We have been surprised with this castle being military governed. Consequently you have to have guided tours with some restrictions amd before entering you gave to follow certain procedure of registration. Simple, efficient, but plan the time. Guided tours are each 2 h, our started...More

1  Thank aleksandra s
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is an amazing castle, and well worth visiting. It acts as a reminder of the days when southern Italy, including Sicily and the kingdom of Naples, was ruled by Spanish kings – it was originally built in the 13th century by Emperor Frederick II,...More

1  Thank Fergs85
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very good very informative this Thomson cruises first ever stop in Taranto were made very welcome lots of people to show us around. Free shuttle service into the town. The castle visit was very worthwhile we were given s free guided tour by one if...More

2  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I love this castle. It's wonderful and it's in the old town, near other beautiful locations. Morover, it's free !

1  Thank Gianluca C
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

It is well organised, interesting, detailed and free. You can see the system which moves the bridge, too.

2  Thank Zwardon
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The castle is a marine working fort. The marines took us round in groups and showed us the best bits. They were very friendly and helpful with questions. The only downside was the groups were 40 strong but people kept adding themselves to the tour...More

2  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the castle after seeing the reviews. Initially we were asked to sign a disclaimer in case of accidents in an arrival room,as the navy do not take an responsibility for accidents whilst on site. The tour is completely in Italian,but in each room...More

1  Thank cycleplus1
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were in Taranto this week, having arrived for the day on the Thomson Spirit. The whole was buzzing at the forst visit of a cruise ship to their city. At the Castello, free tours were being given by Naval officers who proudly explained the...More

1  Thank GREG61
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We went to a guide tour around the castle.A man from the Navy was the guide who talked in english to all visitors.Very nice place to visit,full of historical references.

Thank Luciana M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you going to visit Taranto you can't skip this place! is a piece of history and you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Gigia63_12
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