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Castello Carrafa di Santa Severina

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Great castle, nice afternoon visit

We enjoyed the castle, it's pretty well kept and the archeological area was something we don't... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Nikki S
United States
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A little diamond managed like a stone

The castle it’s beautiful, but like most places in Calabria the poor management impacts the whole... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Francesco B
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Piazza Campo, 88832 Santa Severina, Italy
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the castle, it's pretty well kept and the archeological area was something we don't normally see in the Italian castles we've seen. We definitely enjoyed it, the views were great.

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The castle it’s beautiful, but like most places in Calabria the poor management impacts the whole experience. Had to wait for the person at the counter to show up and purchase the entry ticket. After we paid we were eventually informed that one part of...More

Thank Francesco B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stumbled across the town of Santa Severina while driving. We saw it in the distance and it literally sits atop a mountain top!! Absolutely gorgeous! We made our way up the winding, steep road and were so surprised at the top! The Castello di...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very nice medieval castle, at the top of the town, high on the mountain. Worth a visit, also some archeological things. Take your car up the hill, you find a big parking place just outside the entrance of the castle. The way to reach it...More

1  Thank els d
Reviewed 8 May 2015

because there were many civilizations that conquered this are, it was worthwhile to read and study the castle. This is also one of the cleaner hillside towns in Calabria. Everyone was very helpful despite my abysmal Italian!

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 11 September 2014 via mobile

Wonderful village on the hillside. Photos from the road to the castle makes it look like some kind of Bond villan's lair. The castle was impressive and the museum was extensive. We enjoyed all the English translations of everything and could have spent longer there....More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The castle is beautifully conserved and presented. The tour of the dungeon and tortures was interesting if ghoulish!! This was one of the best presented sites that we have visited in Italy.

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Historic building of an ancient way of living: on top of a hill to defense from invaders, beautiful landscape and the sea on the horizon. A "must see"

Thank Alessio R
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Imposing castle on a hilltop with great views. Impressive museum. The historic town centre is also pleasant.

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