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Castle Acaya

Piazza Castello - Frazione Acaya, 73029, Vernole, Italy
+39 347 253 5235
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Intesting well thought out displays

English and Italian displays describe the history of this ancient site known for its warring... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Sam M
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Beautiful building with some fantastic views and a wonderful collection of monochrome photos charting Italian History

Beautiful building with some fantastic views and a wonderful collection of monochrome photos... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
maltese632017
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Average12%
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26 Oct 2017
“Intesting well thought out displays ”
24 Apr 2017
“Beautiful building with some fantastic views and a wonderful collection of monochrome photos charting Italian History”
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Piazza Castello - Frazione Acaya, 73029, Vernole, Italy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

English and Italian displays describe the history of this ancient site known for its warring battles of ownership as well as its previous ancient heritage of cult based worship. Large rooms presented an interesting experience in sounds where amplification is huge in certain spots. On...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Beautiful building with some fantastic views and a wonderful collection of monochrome photos charting 20th century Italian History. The surroundings are enchanting and you can understand why this castle became a Gothic setting for Horace Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto'. Written in 1764 'The Castle...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The castle still retains its 1500s style. Built during the rule of Charles the Vth, fortified walls were built, ramparts and a castle. At the entrance of the city there is a port built in 1535. It can be visited but be mindful of the...More

Thank Ildi007
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Not much to see in the castle, but it has some nice views. I would not go out of the way to see it, but if in the area worth going.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

In April the village seems almost deserted. We found one mini market open to buy cheese and wine & one little shop with papers but none in English and no postcards. There were a couple of bars open serving coffee or drinks. There was a...More

Thank IsofEsher
Reviewed 29 March 2015

thisvisvavshortvdrivevfrom Lecce and easy to find with easy access. Also worth a cycle ride to see, nice flat landscape around here

Thank letaylors03
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Not sure of the history behind the castle but it is fairly easy to find (Largo Castello in Acaya (Acaia)) and fun to explore. A few restaurants close-by.

Thank FunWithDaFam
Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

We arrived here by coincidence and we have been lucky. There was a nice exibition over Ancient Roca, but the Castle itself is for sure worth visiting. I have been facinated by the underground space with great acustics.

Thank ElenaEindhoven
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