Castello Aragonese, Taranto

4.8
The castle Castello Aragonese dominates the center of the craggy island of Ischia. Walk through a tunnel or take an elevator to the entrance. The sturdy walls here once protected the island's small population from pirate raids. However, Hiero I of Syracuse built it in 474 BCE long before the threat of pirates. Inside the tunnel is a chapel dedicated to St. John Joseph of the Cross, the island's patron saint. Walk or take a public bus to access the island via a stone bridge built by Alfonso V. Plan a trip to Taranto easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • I visited the Aragonese castle of Taranto for the first time a few days ago, despite being the place, and I admit to being ashamed a little ' not having done it before, because it turned out a pleasant discovery. The guided tour lasted about 1 hour and a half and the first Marshal of Bari was an exemplary guide, managed to convey his passion for history and time has practically flown. I recommend to everyone, especially to the Tarantini, to visit this little local treasure at least once. And not only to know more about the history of our city, but also because it is an experience that serves to remind us young people accustomed to turn the world that many times the beauty that we seek elsewhere is just around the corner.
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  • Beautiful building, well cared for and kept in perfect condition, in a beautiful location, in a city that leaves a bit to be desired for cleanliness and order
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  • This castle has an amazing history. The free guided tour by a member of the Navy is very interesting. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about history. We had no problem parking right outside the castle (however it is low season, February). I really recommend a visit here!
  • Well maintained and in good condition. Nice views from top floors. Inside castle lot's of rooms is closed from public view so not too much to see. Bigger part of castle is taken as a army office or something like that. What a shame :(
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