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Castello Normanno-Svevo di Cosenza

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Address: Colle Pancrazio, Cosenza, Italy
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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 changed with the diferent owners and users, but is a beautiful place for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Cosenza, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for concert's.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 bar.

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Pantelimon, Bucuresti, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

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

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles 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! Take the small bus to go there if you are without a car. The way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 4 and there is a friendly bar by the ticket office.

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Mogadishu, Somalia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 at ice cold village fountains en route to the summit. Much to gain with little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

The Castle was close. It was in the process of being renovated and the sign said it should have been ready by August 2014 (I was there in October 2014). But it was nice walk up to there and it was interesting to see from the outside.

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New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

We tried to go to the Swabian Castle on the recommendation of our guidebook, which suggested we include it in an evening passeggiatta. As we started to climb the completely deserted graffiti-covered hill toward the castle, we began to feel uncomfortable and turned around to go back into town, deciding we would try again the next day. Boy am I... More 

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Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Many attractions to visit. Was there for the weekend. Weather was warm, for the middle of October. People still on the beach, which was not far from the mountains. A 20 minute ride, & the views were beautiful. We stayed at a nearby B&B.

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