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“Game of Thrones Setting With Warmth, a Charming Host & Delicious Regional Dishes.”
Review of Castle dell'Aquila

Castle dell'Aquila
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Gragnola
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

A hard place to find with a bumpy unpaved road up to the castle - you wouldn't want it any other way. My wife and I spent three nights there (not enough) and it was, without a doubt, our favorite accommodation in all of Italy. Drop dead beautiful location an hour from the Cinque Terre; haunting, medieval history of slain knights and royalty; gracious attention to detail and guests' needs, and artfully prepared local cuisine by Andrea. We would return in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Its worth a visit and doesnot require too much time unless on art or photography activity holiday.There is one small restaurant which serves for a light lunch and drinks and coffee etc

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Thanks Gabriela for a fanstastic tour! The castle is absolutely beautiful and full of history, it is renovated but the essence remains.

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Yes, the drive up to the castle is narrow, and in spots unpaved, but it's a hilltop castle. We were rewarded for the drive with a one hour plus private tour of an amazing structure. This has been a 'labor of love' for one woman for the passed 19 years (at age 75 she says this may be her last). The explanation of the 700-year-old skeleton uncovered by workers was amazing. A messenger (based on leg structure), from the north (based on size), murdered (based on hasty burial) with an arrow to the mouth (based on the arrow still being in place), was incredible.
The view from the ramparts of the castle are the best we've seen in this region. It is secluded, it is hard to get to, it does cost 5 Euro, but it is well worth it if you have any interest in history at all. It feels like you can hear the 'ancient ones' whisper as you turn each corner. In my opinion this is an 'undiscovered' attraction that's been painstakingly restored from near ruble, in an 'under visited' area of Tuscany.

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Reviewed 4 June 2016

An historical castle restored with incredible care and love. From the highest point you can enjoy one mindblowing view of the region.

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