‪Castello di Rocca Imperiale‬

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‪Castello di Rocca Imperiale‬
4.5
‪17:00 - 20:00‬
‪Monday‬
17:00 - 20:00
‪Tuesday‬
17:00 - 20:00
‪Wednesday‬
17:00 - 20:00
‪Thursday‬
17:00 - 20:00
‪Friday‬
17:00 - 20:00
‪Saturday‬
10:00 - 12:30
17:00 - 20:00
‪Sunday‬
10:00 - 12:30
17:00 - 20:00
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4.5
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Gabriele M
‪Rocca Imperiale‬, איטליה‪11 contributions‬
‪Most suggestive Time tou can spend in south italy‬
חברים • יולי 2020
‪+101% relax. Skyline everywhere, only wonderful people, in the castle you have everyting tou need and the beach is really close too. ❤️❤️❤️ ‬
‪Written 6 ביולי 2020‬
‪This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.‬

bilili
פריס, צרפת‪5 contributions‬
‪Very interesting with a guide tour‬
זוגות • אוג׳ 2018
‪Great tour, a guide funny and with many interesting stories about the castle.
Bad point: no english tours‬
‪Written 28 באוקטובר 2018‬
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RenevanBreda
ברדה, הולנד‪190 contributions‬
‪Impressive Castle‬
משפחה • יולי 2018
‪We were driving fro Puglia to Calabria and knew that this was a place to visit. The entrance fee was 10 euro for 2 grown ups and 2 children. The castle is very big and some rooms are restored. Like many places in Italy the info is only in the Italian language.There was a guide speaking german, but she was busy with other visitors.
We did not want to wait for that. Certainly worth wile a visit if you are not too far from this place.‬
‪Written 1 באוגוסט 2018‬
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Richard M
‪Kippax‬, UK‪19 contributions‬
‪4th visit‬
משפחה • יולי 2016
‪This lovely castle is somewhere we always bring friends who visit us, it's lovely to see that restoration continues but that the castle is not being spoilt. Inline the last review we ask that the entrance costs are kept low so we can continue to visit regularly.

Just some info in English works be helpful.‬
‪Written 21 ביולי 2016‬
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Michael M
גליסיה, ספרד‪251 contributions‬
‪Knowing His Onions‬
חברים • ינו׳ 2016
‪Yes, the man on the gate wasn't just there selling the tickets. We got there past five o'clock on Sunday evening and he chirps up and says with a beaming smile that the 3 Euros include a guided tour! He certainly was enthusiastic about the history that surrounds this castle and delivered his knowledge accordingly. There is an ongoing effort to turn the place into a venue of sorts; with wiring, glass windows and new wooden flooring being installed. As I mentioned in an earlier visit to a Museum further south, I do think that the entrance fees could be increased without too much trouble for tourists and thus speed up the restoration ...‬
‪Written 1 בפברואר 2016‬
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‪Written 2 באפריל 2016‬
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Giulio1412
איטליה‪599 contributions‬
‪Beautiful castle, full of history.‬
חברים • אוג׳ 2015
‪Beautiful castle in a commanding position along the north Ionian coast, in a location that turned out to be impregnable to any invader, including the Turks as late as 1644. It’s a quite sizeable fort, bigger than many others constructed in this southern Italian region, enlarged a few times after the first structure erected by Frederick II of Svevia in XIII century, especially by the Aragona dukes in XV century.
Restoration works have been underway for a few years, and, in the eyes of a first time visitor, a lot appears to be done yet, although the local guides (as well as anybody who visited it a few years ago) will tell you that the situation has improved significantly (the structure was closed to visitors just 8~9 years ago). There is an apparent effort to restore the castle respecting as much as possible the original structure, particularly in the utilization of selected construction materials.
Don’t miss it if you pass by Rocca Imperiale along the Ionian highway. Particularly beautiful the arched entrance stairs on the southern side (beyond the entrance gate that was once protected by a ditch), as well as the well-preserved towers (in typical Aragona style) on the eastern side. A useful brochure is provided with the (cheap) entrance ticket, in Italian language, not sure whether available in English as well.
No need to be a history buff to breathe a bit of history at this place, just thinking about the importance these structures had over the centuries to protect the South of Italy.‬
‪Written 8 באוגוסט 2015‬
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Rossella P
אדינבורו, UK‪27 contributions‬
‪Amazing Castle-Federico II‬
אוג׳ 2014
‪This Castle is just amazing. It has been refurbished in the last few years but its condition is still the same of the past. It belongs to Federico II. The guide of the Castle is very friendly. Another great thing about this place is the atmosphere: quite and fascinating.
You could have an amazing view on the sea as well, if there is a sunny weather.

I highly recommend it! ‬
‪Written 26 בפברואר 2015‬
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Eli B
סידני, אוסטרליה‪3,702 contributions‬
‪Before the castle visit there's the Sila mountains with its centuries-old forests, beauty and culture in the palzzos an‬
זוגות • נוב׳ 2014
‪First things first. This is the dead heart of Calabria and as much abounds with myths, legends and superstitions. It is alleged that Alaric, the Visigoth king was buried here with his treasure. The river was diverted, according to legend, he was buried and the river was returned to its natural course. 'Show me', is my response..... and where is my metal detector when i really need it?

Philosophical pursuit is the hallmark of every advanced region, and this place, was and is, fervently dedicated to learning. To acquire the moniker of "The Athens of Calabria" is not an idle boast. Not even the Spanish, who left an indelible mark on the city were able to infuse a taste for the sensual curvature of shapes, rather than the plain and austere facades, minimally decorated so as not to overpower the sacred and dignified characters residing within these churches and palazzos.

Over the next centuries, austerity was restored getting an injection in its creative juices from Casanova who declared that "the town had enough of the superfluous to render life tolerable. Craftsmanship in the form of tailors' guild and fine leather work brought praise from Prague, in fact, the entire cycle of silk production was formed here.

The old city now became the periphery with the living city now beyond the river. We tested this theory by hopping over to the Swabian Castle for a looksie at the best preserved castle in Calabria. Other monuments worth visiting are the 12th century Romanesque duomo, the 13th century church of San Fransesco d'Assisi and the town's beautiful palazzos. Nature lovers will gravitate to the Sila Mountains for their lakes and enchanted, centuries-old forests.

This is the largest park in Europe and should not be missed.‬
‪Written 20 בפברואר 2015‬
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PhoebeFisher
London‪9 contributions‬
‪An enchanting castle‬
זוגות • ספט׳ 2014
‪The castle at the very top of the hill on which sits the small town of Rocca Imperiale is one of the most well preserved and beautiful medieval castles I have ever seen. We had no expectations, and visited the town just because we were staying nearby, so the castle was a surprising treat. There is very little information available to support your tour if you go around under your own steam, as we did, but this is potentially a blessing in disguise as it gets your nose out of a guidebook and makes you experience the atmosphere and architecture of the place. It was easy to imagine the courtiers and knights of old in this substantial building, now beautifully weathered and crumbling, though with some rooms still intact and restored. The views over the peaceful agricultural country of Calabria are wonderful. Thoroughly recommended. And the walk through the maze-y town is a treat too...‬
‪Written 21 בספטמבר 2014‬
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BrunoAP
בזיליקטה, איטליה‪710 contributions‬
‪Interesting castle and great views‬
זוגות • נוב׳ 2013
‪This castle is open for unguided tours and you can also reserve to have a guided tour (not known if in English). We did the unguided tour. There isn't anything in the castle to explain what you are seeing but most of it is obvious. They have done an interesting restoration with glass walkways where some of the floors would have been. Not all of the areas are accessible. The castle have been modified greatly over the past 800 years.

There are great views of towards the sea and the surrounding hills from the castle. There is a small entry fee but we felt it was worthwhile.

Be aware that the castle is on top of the town and you will have to walk up to it. There is a marked walk from the parking but it is a steep town with few steps. You will be rewarded when you get to the castle.‬
‪Written 4 בנובמבר 2013‬
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