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Castello di Arechi

Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Castle confusing - but the views! WOW!

Get to the castle by bus - make sure you know what time the return bus is and get there early in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Sunday - no bus to castle ruins

Sad that no buses take you to this main attraction in Salerno on a Sunday. We waited for over an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Julie B
Perth, Australia
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Castle ruins date back to the Goth and Byzantine periods.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Salerno, Italy
+39 089 296 4015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get to the castle by bus - make sure you know what time the return bus is and get there early in case the bus wizzes by. Amazing complex with layers of history, unfortunately no explanations, no map / guide so we tried to work...More

Thank CZLB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad that no buses take you to this main attraction in Salerno on a Sunday. We waited for over an hour only to realise that buses to the castle only operate week days. Yes we couldn't have walked up but looks mighty steep. Walking down...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

After staying in Salerno a year ago I regretted not visiting the castle so this time after hearing he cable car to Monte Fiato was STILL being restored, I decided on the trip to the castle. We caught a 19 bus from town that zoomed...More

Thank GOG69
Reviewed 12 June 2017

First of all I would advise you not to walk to the castle from Salerno. My wife and I did this because we couldn't find the bus schedule and thought the walk would be fun. It takes about 45 minutes or so and once you...More

2  Thank kevinjborn
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Accessible by public transit, local autobus number 19, for a euro each way. Even the drive is an event, especially the return ride which loops all the way to the mountain top, replete with goats on the roadside. This medieval castle is a marvel. It...More

Thank 321carolynn
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Picture it: 2017, Salerno. A young American woman is taken to a castle by a handsome Italian man. Okay, okay. I'm starting to sound like Sophia off "The Golden Girls" but the set up does have a point. My escort was showing me around Salerno...More

1  Thank Euroerican
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Notwithstanding the fact that the ruins of the Castello are absolutely worth visiting, especially if you enjoy that kind of thing, the view of Salerno and the coast from above is absolutely stunning. Aim for Dusk to be there, wow!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Getting there by bus (19 from the city about once every two hours) is not made easier without a published timetable, but an internet search gave us the CSTP timetable. So we caught the bus up, and then were well prepared to walk down the...More

2  Thank Joanna M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The views of Salerno from the castle are spectacular, and the castle is fun to explore on your own. There is a small museum which is interesting but doesn't take long to go through. We took the #19 bus there (direction towards Croce) and back....More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The castle is mind-boggling, very large with so many areas to climb around and explore. The museum is small but nicely portrayed with items found in the castle from centuries ago. The view of Salerno is awesome and the castle's setting in a wooded area...More

Thank Patricia R
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lindsay b
29 December 2016|
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Response from Janet M | Reviewed this property |
An hour is plenty. The museum is very small.
donna s
1 April 2016|
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Response from McChi | Reviewed this property |
Oh, and call or email the TI in Salerno, they have the bus times. Also available at the bus station, right outside of the train station in Salerno. The bus schedule listed "R" and "A".... With R as "ritorno" or "return" and... More
9 August 2015|
Response from Anamericaninitaly-km | Reviewed this property |
That's a great question and unfortunately not one I can answer. The website says they are opened from 9-5 Tuesday through Sunday, but they were closed when we went. Best to ask when you are in Salerno. Even if it's... More