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The king of the city

The visit to the castle is well organized thanks to the audioguides, which help to understand the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Rome, Italy
Beautifull old castle and great views to the city and around

The Castello was recently refurbished and has interesting internal places to be visited. Some parts... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Via del Castello, Cosenza, Italy
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We arrived to this castle by coincidence as we were just travelling in the area and trying to have a better view of the coast and the city from upside. We arrived in the parking area, parked the car and decided to go up and...More

1  Thank Alexia U
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The visit to the castle is well organized thanks to the audioguides, which help to understand the history behind it and to appreciate it the most. Many parts of the ancient castel are not present anymore, but what's left is interesting. 5 star to the...More

Thank Salgari7777
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The castle while interesting to locate was delightful and beautiful to view. The Castle not only displays the ancient parts but also has a small coffee shop in the old arsenal, Movies in the courtyard in season and an elevator to the upper levels.

Thank nicknky
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to the castle a number for times to see concerts, exhibitions and just to tour. I would certainly recommend it to my friends. During the day it i's intersting and informatI've and during the evening the grounds make for an evocative location...More

Thank Natao073
Reviewed 25 July 2016

They arranged concert there during Pecorocino Jazz Festival, and what a fantastic place to listen to music. It is outdoors, sourrounded by the walls of the Castel, and afterwards you can go to the rooftop and enjoy the view. There is even a very pleasant...More

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

I love this 😊 city.. Nice and good people.. Good food 😋 and cheapest price .. Gellateria is the best..thanks

Thank Paul I
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Castello was recently refurbished and has interesting internal places to be visited. Some parts changed with the diferent owners and users, but is a beautiful place for tourists and locals that use in events. The views to the Sila mountains and Cosenza are great!...More

Thank AntonioFrega
Reviewed 26 September 2015

The castle was recently opened after extensive renovation and is definitely worth the walk up there. Each section has explanations in Italian and English, and there is a large viewing area at the top from which all the city can be seen. Entry is EUR...More

1  Thank Y3048NPdavids
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Take the time and make the effort, preferably on foot, to step back in time as one traverses the ancient town and be rewarded with superb views of Cosenza and surrounding villages from the Castella summit. Navigate the narrow cobblestoned avenues and quench your thirst...More

3  Thank BarryGE
Reviewed 2 December 2014

well worth a visit during the day but I'd also recommend a second trip up here at night time as the view is even more incredible.

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