Castello di Santa Severina

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Castello di Santa Severina
4.5
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
About
The Castle of Santa Severina is an imposing structure 10,000 square meters wide, which contains about a thousand years of history. Byzantines, Normans, Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese together with several important families, among all the dynasty of Andrea Carafa, had a fundamental role in the construction and in the different building stratification that characterizes the Castle. significant changes are due to the Sculco and, above all, to the Grutther who, having lost the need for defense, transformed the keep of the fortress into a noble residence by furnishing it with the precious decorations of Francesco Jordano. In the castle, in addition to the temporary exhibitions that are constantly being set up there, there is the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of weapons and armor, the exhibition of the historical Costume and an exhibition on medieval torture. Inside the Castle there is also the municipal Enoteca Valle del Neto with several important companies in our area.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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Frank S
Sautee Nacoochee, GA627 contributions
Super neat town and castle / fortress
Nov. 2018 • Friends
This town of Santa Severina is about 30 minutes outside of Crotone. A nice ride. The town has a great mountain top view. You can drive up and park basically in the “former moat” of the castle, easy drive and parking compared to Crotone. In the piazza of the town are a couple of bars, we had sandwiches, wine, and Aperol spritz at the one on the left. Nice people. A good walk is to walk to the left of the duomo (church) and circle the town, about a 15 minute walk. The castle was open in the AM on the day we were there until 12:30pm and then reopened at 3:00pm; we really enjoyed the castle, it is huge and has a history over a 1000+ years; do the audio tour of the castle, you punch in a number and listen as you walk around; makes it all come together; we spent about 90 minutes walking and listening; castle tour was 4 euros each and audio was 2 euros extra each; it is all self guided; take a camera and enjoy the view and overlooks; this would be a great afternoon, sandwich in piazza around 1-2pm, walk around town, then visit castle/castello; will include some pictures of town and castle;

A very special and enjoyable stop;
Written November 4, 2018
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Nikki S
Fort Knox, KY124 contributions
Great castle, nice afternoon visit
Aug. 2018 • Family
We enjoyed the castle, it's pretty well kept and the archeological area was something we don't normally see in the Italian castles we've seen. We definitely enjoyed it, the views were great.
Written August 10, 2018
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Francesco B
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam150 contributions
A little diamond managed like a stone
May 2017 • Friends
The castle it’s beautiful, but like most places in Calabria the poor management impacts the whole experience.

Had to wait for the person at the counter to show up and purchase the entry ticket. After we paid we were eventually informed that one part of the site was not accessible even though we paid the full price. No apologies or discount, it is was it is style.

The castle it’s beautiful and there is a very stunning view on the valley.

Unfortunately we Managed to see only one part of the underground as the Necropoli was shut due to a fault to the electric system.

Written April 6, 2018
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Lisa H
Custer, WA54 contributions
Santa Severina is a MUST!
Jun. 2016 • Couples
We stumbled across the town of Santa Severina while driving. We saw it in the distance and it literally sits atop a mountain top!! Absolutely gorgeous! We made our way up the winding, steep road and were so surprised at the top! The Castello di Santa Severina was amazing!! Beautiful views and structure. There's quite a little city there just waiting to explore!! Not a lot of English was spoken but that's half the fun. If I ever get the chance, I want to stay here for a few day. Beautiful!
Written May 15, 2017
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els d
Oevel, Belgium50 contributions
Nice castle at the top of the mountain
Sep. 2016 • Couples
Very nice medieval castle, at the top of the town, high on the mountain. Worth a visit, also some archeological things. Take your car up the hill, you find a big parking place just outside the entrance of the castle. The way to reach it offers great views of the region.
Written September 28, 2016
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Theresa D
Cheltenham, UK259 contributions
Worth a trip to the top
May 2015 • Couples
because there were many civilizations that conquered this are, it was worthwhile to read and study the castle. This is also one of the cleaner hillside towns in Calabria. Everyone was very helpful despite my abysmal Italian!
Written May 8, 2015
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Jon N
Southwell, UK71 contributions
Extensive museum. Cracking view
Wonderful village on the hillside. Photos from the road to the castle makes it look like some kind of Bond villan's lair. The castle was impressive and the museum was extensive. We enjoyed all the English translations of everything and could have spent longer there. Had the weather been better the views would have been even better but it was impressive.
Worth visiting and a really nice restaurant near the castle too selling good food and generous sized pizzas.
Written September 11, 2014
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Catherine E
London, UK229 contributions
Excellent presentation
Aug. 2014 • Friends
The castle is beautifully conserved and presented. The tour of the dungeon and tortures was interesting if ghoulish!! This was one of the best presented sites that we have visited in Italy.
Written August 13, 2014
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Alessio R
London, uk18 contributions
a jump in wonderful past
May 2014 • Friends
Historic building of an ancient way of living: on top of a hill to defense from invaders, beautiful landscape and the sea on the horizon. A "must see"
Written May 7, 2014
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Iskiblackruns
London, UK14 contributions
Mediaval hilltop town.
Imposing castle on a hilltop with great views. Impressive museum. The historic town centre is also pleasant.
Written November 6, 2012
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Castello di Santa Severina is open:
  • Sun - Fri 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Sun - Fri 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


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