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Aug 23, 2017
“Beautiful castle”
Sep 21, 2016
“Not really worth the effort”
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Castel Lagopesole, Avigliano | Castel Lagopesole, Frazione di Avigliano, 85020, Avigliano, Italy
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Driving up winding roads to get to the castle, breath-taking views from the top, beautifully preserved structure and amazing museum...a wonderful visit and experience.

Thank MyItalianDestination
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Large castle that lacks any notable features other than good views of the surrounding countryside. The castle overlooks a small bland village, its worth an hour breaking a journey between Melfi & Potenza if you have your own transport but not worth the effort of...More

Thank gramsci1966
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The castle itself is big, totally dominating the hill it is on and the village it crowns.Well restored, evocative, But the best thing is the audio-visual 'spectacle' they have about the life of Federico II. Not the greatest thing ever but charming, sometimes a little...More

Thank HJteK
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great, newly renovated exhibits on Federico II...in Italian though- helps if you speak Italian (at a fairly high degree of fluency- which both my boyfriend and myself do...). Even if you don't- beautiful surroundings...

Thank Lydia W
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This fortification began in the era of Frederick II and developed as time went by. It was occupied by the Doria clan until the 1960's. Interesting presentation of high medieval life. Corny feature: a peep show presented from a large image of a queen's crown....More

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 20 June 2015

This castle has a fascinating history, including the Normans, the Swabians and the Angevins. Very well restored with a lot of interesting stuff inside, including a marvellous fresco in the chapel and a little museum of the castle's history. A nice complement to the ancient...More

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Interesting multimedia museum. Very friendly staff. Really need to do the museum to understand the Castle. In August there is a nighly show in the castle.

1  Thank nmancity
Reviewed 11 December 2011

This is just an amazing castle. Located in a beautiful surrounding, it has a solid massive monolithic look.

11  Thank SerGioDubai
Reviewed 27 September 2008

Castel Lagopesole is visible for several miles as you travel along the strada statale heading south towards Potenza as it sits one a hill above the small town of Lagopesole. The castle was one of Federico II's several castles in this area including the one...More

15  Thank Valerie S
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