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Ortona’s must see

Because of tragic history of WW2, Ortona has not much to offer as 80% of city perished. Castello... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Warsaw, Poland
via mobile
A pleasant Castle ruin

We visited Castello Aragonese whilst in Abruzzo and quite honestly struggling for things to do and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Larry G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Largo Castello, 66026, Ortona, Italy
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Because of tragic history of WW2, Ortona has not much to offer as 80% of city perished. Castello presents mostly the outer walls, but it offers great view on the see and many picturesque photo shoots.

Thank PiotrekS
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We visited Castello Aragonese whilst in Abruzzo and quite honestly struggling for things to do and to fill our time. Generally, the whole region seems to lack the push of a good Minister for Tourism so many of the ‘attractions’ are poorly signposted and often...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

The location of the castle at one of Ortona, overlooking the sea to the east and countryside to the north and west makes it a great place for photos. It's free to enter, but does close over lunch. The steps unfortunately don't make it wheelchair...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Wasn’t really expecting much but it was a great sight. Lovely little town. Glad I visited. Amazing to see at night.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Ortona is steeped in history and this place is spectacular! We loved walking around, learning about this place and it's rich culture. It's a beautiful spot and very interesting.....

Thank cgreno
Reviewed 19 July 2017

If you are in Ortona, you need to visit Castello Aragonese. This Renaissance castle overlooks the Adriatic sea and is fantastic spot for photos. There is no cost to enter the castle (there is not much to see inside), but the views from the walls...More

Thank Shaun P
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Traditional traditions and food in great locations. The castle has been restored and host concerts and events including marriage ceremonies.

Thank Lena T
Reviewed 28 February 2017

This iconic old castle overlooks the Adriatic sea and offers some amazing view and great photo opportunities. A must visit!

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We only saw the outside of the castle as they are only opened limited hours. Ortona is a city that closes down at 1:00 pm and then reopens later in the day. We happened to be there early and didn't have the time to sit...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Old castle, beautiful see view. But there is nothing special to see. See view on port and another cost.

Thank Elena R
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Sharon H
8 May 2016|
Response from BolleDiSaponeL | Reviewed this property |
no, noi siamo entrati liberamente e non c'era nessun avviso.
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26 March 2015|
Response from canuck_traveller0 |
Yes, the castle is at the north end of the Passagiatta Orientale and about 2 blocks from the Basilica San Tommaso. I'm not surprised you didn't know it was there though. We just turned the corner and voila!