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Tickets for Rocca di Gradara

Explore the scene of the tragic medieval love story of Paolo and Francesca

 
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Overview

Highlights

  • Stand where the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca unfolded – the doomed couple portrayed in Dante’s Divine Comedy who were eventually murdered
  • Learn about the main families of the medieval and Renaissance period and explore the rooms, including the drawbridge, the yard and its mighty XII Century Tower
  • Get amazing views of the Adriatic Sea and sweeping vistas

Description

Channel your inner knight and explore a real, medieval castle complete with turrets, on the border between Marche and Romagna! Get Adriatic Sea views, learn the myths and facts about life at the castle, and stand in the spot where the tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca unfolded in Dante's Divine Comedy.

Love, lust, murder and knights in shining armor have all had their time at Rocca di Gradara over the centuries.

Built around 1150 on a hill 142 meters above sea level, this fairytale-style medieval fortification is one of the best preserved in Italy!

Explore at your own pace and be wowed by the surrounding scenic valleys from high up on the hill. Walk the medieval streets, imagine that mighty drawbridge lowering and take a stroll around the yard, home to the mighty 12th-century tower.

Rocca di Gradara is perhaps most famous for Paolo and Francesca – portrayed in the fifth canto of Dante’s Divine Comedy. Francesca fell in love with her husband's younger brother, Paolo, and the couple's passionate affair led to their murders.

Medieval drama in a castle with sweeping panoramas!

Ticket

What's included

Entrance to the fortress
Entrance to the National Gallery of Urbino and the Raffaello exhibition (open until 19 January 2020), if selected

What's not included

Guided tour
Entrance to the walkways
Entrance to the museum
Audio guide (available for a small extra fee) in English, French, or German
Additional info

Getting There

Take bus 83, 130, or 131 to stop "Paolo e Francesca" and walk into the town center.

Amendment policy

  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

  • Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance
  • If you chose the combot ticket, you can use it within 5 days from the selected date (1 access to the Rocca di Gradara and 1 access to the National Gallery of Urbino only)

Venue

Opening hours

Saturday 08:30 - 19:00
Sunday 08:30 - 19:00
Monday 08:30 - 14:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00
Thursday 08:30 - 19:00
Friday 08:30 - 19:00

How to get there

Rocca di Gradara
Piazza V Novembre 1, 61012, Gradara
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