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Castello Medievale di Roccascalegna

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Well worth the visit,but wear walking shoes

You need to be fit and good at walking on uneven surfaces to visit. An interesting castle at the... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
MIlton Keynes
via mobile
Visiting with a local

I went to Castello di Roccascalegna with a friend who used to live in the city and I had an amazing... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Luiz H
Sao Paulo, Sp
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Roccascalegna is a small town of 1,400 inhabitants, situated on the hills surrounding the Sangro river. Probably the founders of Roccascalegna were the Longobards that, coming from the North of Italy, from 600 AD occupied permanently the current...more
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Piazza Umberto I, 66040 Roccascalegna, Italy
+39 335 876 7589
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

You need to be fit and good at walking on uneven surfaces to visit. An interesting castle at the end of the village. We were very pleased to see that it was open at lunch time and were greeted by a lovely smile and welcome...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I went to Castello di Roccascalegna with a friend who used to live in the city and I had an amazing time knowing the history about this beautiful place. It's pretty good inside and also give you a stunning view. If you have a chance...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Luiz H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The tiny village of Roccascalegna rises in the shadow of its wonderful castle. The old fortress was built in the Middle Age by the Barons of Roccascalegna on the rock that dominates the landscape. Thanks to a brief walk in the village, you can reach...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank B2206CNdavidem
Reviewed 2 February 2017

My business Castello Salon Spa was inspired by this beautiful castle in the Italian mountain side. Worth visiting!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank castellohair
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Spectacular scenery and a completely charming location it is almost a fairy tale atmosphere. The only downside was the lack of english translation for the exhibits. Very difficult to find from the main road.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Lordoftheinn
Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's an uphill hike but definelty worth it on a clear day - great views and lots of "framed" photo ops through the old openings.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We included the Roccascalegna castle on our retreat. It was after a long week and an earlier hike in the mountains, but the striking visual of the Roccascalegna castle on a cliff overlooking the hills woke everyone up.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The refurbishment works completed about 15 years ago made this castle a little gem in the core of Abruzzo. It was exactly 18 years since my last visit and despite the size of the castle are not impressive, the location and shape are something remarkable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank aguyfromitaly
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Really good for a morning or late afternoon trip as the light will be good for photos. The views from the castle are amazing and the views back up to the castle perched on its rock are stunning. We were lucky enough to also catch...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 30 August 2015

In all probability , the founders of Roccascalegna were the Lombards , who, from 600 AD, occupied permanently the current southern Abruzzo and Molise, having descended from northern Italy . Consequence of this was the alignment of the Byzantine garrisons on the shores of the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank Marvi E
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