Castello di Lagopesole

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Castello di Lagopesole
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Historic Sites • Castles
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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4.0
388 reviews
Excellent
185
Very good
137
Average
47
Poor
14
Terrible
5

Dexterdoss
London, UK134 contributions
Great views but castle closed.
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Castle is closed for renovation. Il castello è chiuso per lavori di ristrutturazione.

Website says it’s open. But well and truly locked up until (the sign says) May 2022, but maybe later. Great views across the valleys.

You can, though, have a wonderful walk through the nature reserve forest area by the side of the castle. Quite a steep slope but pleasant.

The little village of the castle is quite, some small hotels. Not much else. Castle isn’t really signposted but just drive up the hill via the cobbled stone road and it will bring you to the castle entrance and small car park.
Written 21 September 2021
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Lionel L
Sliema, Malta694 contributions
Intersting castle
Dec. 2017 • Couples
Castello di Lagopesole is a fortified Norman medieval castle that changed hands since 1416. Has some interesting military architecture. Parts of the castle was built using recycled marble from buildings of the Roman Empire.
Written 26 December 2017
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Teresa P
New York City, NY96 contributions
Beautiful castle
Jul. 2017 • Family
Driving up winding roads to get to the castle, breath-taking views from the top, beautifully preserved structure and amazing museum...a wonderful visit and experience.
Written 23 August 2017
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HJteK
Amsterdam, The Netherlands193 contributions
Charming
Aug. 2016 • Couples
The castle itself is big, totally dominating the hill it is on and the village it crowns.Well restored, evocative, But the best thing is the audio-visual 'spectacle' they have about the life of Federico II. Not the greatest thing ever but charming, sometimes a little oldskool (the videos with actors) but it's one of the few places of it's kind that tries to put the castle in a certain context. Lovely.
Written 29 August 2016
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Lydia LaSalata
New York City, NY12 contributions
Really cool exhibit- helps if you speak Italian
Jun. 2016 • Couples
Great, newly renovated exhibits on Federico II...in Italian though- helps if you speak Italian (at a fairly high degree of fluency- which both my boyfriend and myself do...). Even if you don't- beautiful surroundings...
Written 28 June 2016
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RonTSmithers_B_C_
Smithers, Canada463 contributions
Interesting, well preserved, out-of-the-way castle.
Mar. 2016 • Solo
This fortification began in the era of Frederick II and developed as time went by. It was occupied by the Doria clan until the 1960's. Interesting presentation of high medieval life. Corny feature: a peep show presented from a large image of a queen's crown. One looks in through holes in the Crown and sees short vignettes of medieval life, including a woman presenting feminist and Marxist critiques of her life.
Written 30 March 2016
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Craig P
London, England16 contributions
A fascinating castle, journey tricky
Jun. 2015 • Couples
This castle has a fascinating history, including the Normans, the Swabians and the Angevins. Very well restored with a lot of interesting stuff inside, including a marvellous fresco in the chapel and a little museum of the castle's history. A nice complement to the ancient material we saw elsewhere in Basilicata. . We loved best the corridor to the chapel staircase (see photo). NB we went by train. The station is 5 km from the village. There's a bus but with an uncertain timetable. No taxis available. We got there and back but had a few nervy moments. Driving would be simpler.
Written 20 June 2015
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nmancity
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Historic Castle
Aug. 2014 • Family
Interesting multimedia museum. Very friendly staff. Really need to do the museum to understand the Castle. In August there is a nighly show in the castle.
Written 16 August 2014
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SerGioDubai
Milan, Italy191 contributions
amazing really.
Aug. 2011 • Friends
This is just an amazing castle. Located in a beautiful surrounding, it has a solid massive monolithic look.
Written 11 December 2011
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Valerie S
Potenza, Italy67 contributions
Impressive medieval castle
Castel Lagopesole is visible for several miles as you travel along the strada statale heading south towards Potenza as it sits one a hill above the small town of Lagopesole.

The castle was one of Federico II's several castles in this area including the one at Melfi to the north and Castel de Monte in Puglia. The castle has 2 courtyards but you can only visit one of them. Inside you can visit several restored rooms and the chapel. The museum displays are not very interesting nor provide much information. However it is only 1.5 euro per person to visit this interesting castle.

Well worth a quick detour off the highway.
Written 27 September 2008
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Castello di Lagopesole is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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