Get to know the history of the Castle of Lettere, a military fortification built on the Lattari Mountains to protect the ancient Duchy of Amalfi. Don't miss this journey to the past!
Castle of Lettere Excursion
After picking you up from your hotel in Pompeii at 10:15 am, we'll travel by bus to the Castle of Lettere, an ancient stronghold perched on the Lattari Mountains.
Once we arrive, we'll begin a guided tour of this mighty 10th-century bulwark, most likely built under the rule of Manso I of Amalfi. The function of the structure was purely defensive, aimed at protecting the duke of Amalfi from possible attacks coming from the Gulf of Naples.
As we peruse this trapezoidal castle, we'll admire its four towers, the highest of which served as a keep. From the courtyard, you'll be able to spot the Madonna del Soccorso chapel, belonging to the cathedral of the fortress, as well as its bell tower, built later in the 12th century.
The guide will tell us all about the expansion of the fortress by the Normans and later by the Angevins, under whose mandate the castle reached its maximum splendor. You'll also discover that it was only with the arrival of the Aragonese when the complex lost its military function and was transformed into a private residence.
After two hours of a guided tour, we'll return to Pompeii and accompany you back to your hotel.
|Adults||Children 7-12 years old||Children under 7 years old|
Children 7-12 years oldUS$ 32.80
Children under 7 years oldFree
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2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Italian.
Hotel pickup and return transfer
English speaking guide
Entry to Castle of Lettere: € 5 (US$ 5.90) per person
When to book?
You can book up until 48 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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