Pilato Castle

Nus, Italy

Situated in the centre of Nus, Pilato castle was built by the lords of Nus in the 12th-13th century. Its owners abandoned it after a fire, preferring the castle on the hill (Nus Castle). The castle gets its name from the legend which claims that Pontius Pilate stopped there on his way to exile in Gaul. Today the ruins that survived the fire have been restored and are open to visitors: a ladder takes visitors up to the upper circle of the towers.

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Via Risorgimento 3, Nus, Italy
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Vincenzo Mammoliti (2 years ago)
Locale particolare. Sembra di essere in un Deor ma di altri tempi. Luogo storico dove sapientemente è stato ricavato un locale d'intrattenimento. Anche in inverno a il suo fascino. Scaldato sufficiente è un luogo per passare una bella serata.
Matthieu Crétier (2 years ago)
It’s the best place in the area where to have a decent, errata corrige amazing, glass of wine. On the menu there are several types of wine, both from the surrounding area and from other vineyards in Italy. I strongly suggest to enjoy your wine inside the suggestive structure of Pilato castle; it’s outside but is covered and you don’t feel any wind. The staff is really welcoming and ready to explain each type of wine they have in their collection. Perfect for a date (I assume, coz I was there with friends).
Alessandro Stoppioni (2 years ago)
Una location davvero intrigante. Un locale dove poter sorseggiare un drink dentro ad un pezzo di storia. Bravi e carini i ragazzi che lo gestiscono.
Pierre Favre (2 years ago)
Beautiful and nice food
Ilario Bonomi (2 years ago)
Considerando che questo dovrebbe essere il tag di un punto di interesse, e non del bar/ristorante che qui è ospitato, direi che dal punto di vista turistico non ci siamo per nulla. L'accesso è possibile infatti solo come clienti del bar/ristorante (e avendolo sistemato loro, mi sembra più che giusto), e quindi di fatto a scopo "turistico" non si vede praticamente nulla del poco che rimane delle strutture originarie (la massima parte del "castello", che già all'epoca non era più che una torre con qualche ambiente interno, è andata completamente perduta). Se proprio passate davanti, gettate uno sguardo, a meno che ovviamente non siate interessati al bar/ristorante, ma quella è un'altra recensione...
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