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Today I will tell you about a fantastic visit in the surroundings of the province of Pesaro and Urbino: the Gradara Castle in Italy. Here is also some news on timetables and prices and why you need to bring your children.
Hello sweeties, today I would like to tell you how to spend a day in a beautiful castle located in the city of Gradara, a few km from Urbino and, above all, I would like to try to convey to you the emotions that Gradara Castle can deliver to us kids. Let’s start now, however, with timetables and prices that seem very important to me. You can find all the information you are looking for here.
On the occasion of the birthdays of my aunt Sabry and my grandfather Franco, both born in March, it was decided to spend a cultural and enjoyment week together, visiting the Gradara Castle and the fantastic city of Urbino.
The weekend was entirely organized by my auntie Sabry, who provided not only to organize the various tours with guided tours, taking into account the time needed for us children, but to book a beautiful and very central hotel!
In this article I will only tell you about our first day, spent almost entirely visiting the Gradara Castle, famous for the story of two lovers, Paolo and Francesca, also mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy.
We left Rome for Gradara in the early morning, around 8:00 am and after about 3 and a half hours of walking, made a couple of stops to refresh ourselves, we arrived in Gradara around 12:00.
The journey seemed to fly away, also thanks to the I-Pad, with which I saw a couple of films stored!
Immediately I was very impressed … the Gradara Castle seen through the eyes of a child is really impressive! It stands on a hill and rises above everything, immediately giving the impression of magnificence and importance!
At 2.00 pm we had an appointment with the guide to start our journey, a very nice and very well prepared lady who made us, with compelling stories, a very funny visit! Cross a small village uphill, full of small shops selling souvenirs (and where my grandmother bought me a lot of little gifts), up to the majestic entrance of the castle, really kept in perfect condition!
Pass a bridge and finally enter this castle!
Immediately you feel small and small in the face of such great majesty … towering towers stand out everywhere and the long walkway that can be visited, which connects them, looks like a huge snake!
Inside the rooms, rich in furniture and period furnishings, suddenly make you go back in time, when every castle protected a princess!
And that’s exactly how I felt … a little princess in her castle! Beautiful the paintings, the huge fireplaces and the frescoes in some halls, which illustrated excerpts of past rural life and hunting scenes!
Also interesting are the halls of weapons and armor, and the famous killing room of Paolo and Francesca, which frankly put a veil of sadness on me … love often contrasts joy with so much suffering!
The visit lasted about a couple of hours, which I literally flew away … we concluded the tour by retracing the walk of the guards along the walls of Gradara Castle and visiting the village in its entirety!
Really a visit that I recommend to all those families with children like me!
The Gradara Castle seen through the eyes of a child is something halfway between the fascinating and the fantastic, which leaves an indelible memory inside!
See you on the next post.
Ludo the Imp
Tips of the day
- Another place I suggest you visit is the bunker of Monte Soratte
- Spring is approaching and with it the need for a more balanced diet: have you ever tried the line of supplements by Joachim Kaeser?
- Let’s get ready for the summer with the Esthelogue method and with Teaology
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