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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

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Cape Coral, Florida
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The castle while interesting to locate was delightful and beautiful to view. The Castle not only displays the ancient parts but also has a small coffee shop in the old arsenal, Movies in the courtyard in season and an elevator to the upper levels.

Thank nicknky
Cosenza, Italy
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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.

Thank Natao073
Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Anne S
Pantelimon, Bucuresti, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Paul I
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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125 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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 

Thank AntonioFrega
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank David S
Mogadishu, Somalia
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank Drewreadi
Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank RBJoel
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 

Thank Juliet G

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