San Nicola l'Arena Castle

San Nicola l'Arena, Italy

San Nicola l'Arena Castle was built in the 13th century to protect the town agains pirates. Today it is a well preserved example of medieval castle with three watchtowers.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Enrico Sireci (9 months ago)
Nice structure that fits well with the landscape. Unfortunately I don't think it's possible to go inside at the moment
Edwin Hoogschagen (2 years ago)
Beautiful place at the harbour. Excellent restaurants nearby with very fine local cuisine.
vincent cascino (2 years ago)
Used mainly for weddings, and such. Still a wonderful, picturesque part of a lovely small town.
Giuseppe Ganci (2 years ago)
Very good
Peter Zarcone (2 years ago)
Great food beautiful views and friendly people
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