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Via Di Pizzo Falcone | Lat / Long: 42.328966, 13.689010, Calascio, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken to this incredible place by a friend who has written a book about the area. We spent an enchanting weekend here and a good couple of hours walking up to the castle, and having lunch nearby. The castle is interesting from a...More

1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The steep climb from the parking area was worth the effort. The vistas all around were very intriguing: small villages in the valleys, modern farms, vineyards, and neighboring hilltop castles. The atmosphere was low-key, with justr a few shops open to provide locally-made artifacts rather...More

Thank JohnBike6719
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Visited in early Oct during the week. A bit to late really but still got the feel of the place. Shops were not open. Neither were the restaurants. But what a place. Perched on the highest land with very long views. Amazing how they got...More

Thank Robyn C
Reviewed 6 October 2018

the views are amazing here. was stunned by the beauty of the area. we spent hours walking around. the castle is free to visit. had the place practically to ourselves. we arrived on a gorgeous sunday morning. glad we arrived early in the morning as...More

Thank susan155004
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The location is surreal. Best to see is evening or morning, with sun low on the sky. It makes the mountains more plastic if they have shadows. You can climb the Rocca's walls for free, the inner cube is open only in Sunday. I think....More

3  Thank Michal K
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed one day and one night there, the place is simply amazing, a 360 degree view around central italy mountains which is very beautiful. Several movies have been shot here!

Thank micheledC4867CR
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Having enjoyed an unforgettable lunch in a nearby restaurant in Santo Stefano in Sessanio, we decided that a good walk would do us good and headed for the historical Rocca Calascio. This wonderful walk requires the ability to get around in reasonably rough terrain. The...More

Thank Miguel M
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The castle is old ruins - nothing special. But it is located on very high hilltop (mountaintop even), above the city. Its dominating the region and gives breathtaking panorama of nearby valleys and mountains. You can just sit there and watch for hours. Be aware...More

1  Thank Jakub G
Reviewed 25 May 2018

A hair raising drive up narrow, winding roads and then a hike to the top. Beautiful views of the surrounding country side. The fortress itself is really neat to look at on the drive up (don't let the driver get distracted, though!) You will recognize...More

Thank rlrobles5
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Every time we come here, we’re astounded. Totally unique! Best to come outside July and August when you have to park at the bottom and fight Italians (tip: be cheekier than they are!) to get on the shuttle bus to the top. It’s much better...More

2  Thank Emyr1
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309teep
6 November 2017|
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Response from tmwstw | Reviewed this property |
Only via car
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Mario D
23 April 2015|
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Response from Sara M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know the exact bus that you need to take. Sorry. But the Best spot to start the hike if you are physically fit is... start at Bar Di Vittoria. And hike directly thought the town, you need to see the beautiful houses... More
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nodelay
21 December 2014|
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Response from Doccrow | Reviewed this property |
I think the church is only open on special occasions. Weddings etc. The castle is nice and the wee village has a great bar.
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