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“The guide!”
Review of Castello Carlo V

Castello Carlo V
Ranked #28 of 100 things to do in Lecce
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Zurich
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67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The guide!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

The castle is fascinating only if one understands it's history. We took the guides tour to see the underground part which would only look like an empty tunnel and corridors if it want for the enthusiastic and passionate castle tour guide Fabio who's passionate about this castle and managed to bring the castle alive and convey it's history and story to us.

Recommend it if you have a guided tour otherwise it might seem as an empty castle and a waste of time.

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London
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Don't bother! Very disappointing!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Really disappointing as most of the castle is closed off. The only parts open will literally take you 15 minutes to visit and they are just empty corridors. You won't get an idea of what the castle must have been like as nothing has been done to make the visit interesting and enticing. The paper mâché exhibition is ok but there's nothing special about it. The Pasolini exhibition on at the time of our visit is also quite disappointing and if you don't know who Pasolini is, not only you won't get an idea from this exhibition, it'll also be a waste of time as the exhibition itself is boring.

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Farnborough, Hampshire
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149 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Don't bother.”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

Only the ground floor was open when we went and it took less than10 minutes to see it all. Very disappointing.

Visited June 2014
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice castle”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Puglia is strewn with castles and this sixteenth century specimen is nice. Given the fact that entrance is free, one may certain consider to visit the castle. However, lots of rooms are closed to the public, so it is definitely nothing spectacular.

Visited August 2013
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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137 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Closed All Afternoon!!!”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Another site you can't plan to see in the afternoon--closed, closed, closed!!! Not sure if it is worth waiting all afternoon to see. About the only way to see things in Lucce is to get up early or stay overnight there so you can hang around in the evening when things reopen.

Visited May 2013
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