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Castello Aragonese

Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
+39 099 775 3438
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Taranto were very welcoming when we arrived with free buses run from the ship to just outside of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SimonIG10
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Loughton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Charming

Accidentally joined a free tour here guided by a marine and it was great. The view from the wall is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thehunagi
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London, United Kingdom
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Masterpiece of the Italian renaissance military architecture that shows important remains of almost three thousand years of history. Free guided tours every day at : 0930-11.30-14.00-16.00-18.00-20.00-22.30-24.00-1.30
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Piazza Castello | C/o Swing bridge Città Vecchia, 70123, Taranto, Italy
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+39 099 775 3438
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Taranto were very welcoming when we arrived with free buses run from the ship to just outside of the castle. We went straight in so they don't stick to times. As others have mentioned it is an Italian Navy location with serving personnel as guides....More

2  Thank SimonIG10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Accidentally joined a free tour here guided by a marine and it was great. The view from the wall is spectacular and the history of the fort is very interesting. The guide was super nice and took great care of us even though we were...More

2  Thank Thehunagi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is still being used by the navy, therefore you get a compulsory tour with a guide that's a mariner. The castle is big and beautiful, the tour is very interesting, pity he spoke only Italian (and French) and his English 'translation' contained just...More

2  Thank HJteK
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We have been surprised with this castle being military governed. Consequently you have to have guided tours with some restrictions amd before entering you gave to follow certain procedure of registration. Simple, efficient, but plan the time. Guided tours are each 2 h, our started...More

1  Thank aleksandra s
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is an amazing castle, and well worth visiting. It acts as a reminder of the days when southern Italy, including Sicily and the kingdom of Naples, was ruled by Spanish kings – it was originally built in the 13th century by Emperor Frederick II,...More

1  Thank Fergs85
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Very good very informative this Thomson cruises first ever stop in Taranto were made very welcome lots of people to show us around. Free shuttle service into the town. The castle visit was very worthwhile we were given s free guided tour by one if...More

2  Thank Christine S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I love this castle. It's wonderful and it's in the old town, near other beautiful locations. Morover, it's free !

1  Thank Gianluca C
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

It is well organised, interesting, detailed and free. You can see the system which moves the bridge, too.

2  Thank Zwardon
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The castle is a marine working fort. The marines took us round in groups and showed us the best bits. They were very friendly and helpful with questions. The only downside was the groups were 40 strong but people kept adding themselves to the tour...More

2  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the castle after seeing the reviews. Initially we were asked to sign a disclaimer in case of accidents in an arrival room,as the navy do not take an responsibility for accidents whilst on site. The tour is completely in Italian,but in each room...More

1  Thank cycleplus1
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