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Address: Via Castello, 72024 Oria, Italy
Phone Number: +39 320 378 9070
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Tour of Puglia

Thankfully we had not made a specific trip out to see the castle, which I understand other reviewers have done. It was disappointing that it was closed and on checking the dates... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 September 2014
Andy T
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Martina Franca, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

The castle is closed for the foreseeable future. According to a local the police closed the castle on instruction of a judge. Shame, it looks the most interesting destination for visitors to Oria.

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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Thankfully we had not made a specific trip out to see the castle, which I understand other reviewers have done. It was disappointing that it was closed and on checking the dates on the gate found it was only open for a few days in July and August. From the outside it looked pretty good, but as a private home... More 

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Surrey UK
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

The castle was closed and had notices pinned to the gates. It did not look like it would be open in the near future.

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Lecce, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

When a cultural heritage good comes into private hands this could happen: the castle is always closed! It is not fault of Apulian Government, not of the people of Oria. Poor castle, poor Apulia.

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Bari, Italy
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

The towers are worthwhile a visit so you can see how life went those days for those having to survel the fortress night and day.

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