S. Severa castle opens all year

Beach-side castle can be visited Tues-Sun all year round.

The recently-restored Castello di S. Severa outside Rome is now open to the public all year round, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-19.00.

Located on S. Severa beach about 50 km north of Rome, the majestic castle was reopened on an experimental basis in 2014 following a closure of more than a decade.

The €8 ticket (€6 reduced) includes the castle's five separate museum spaces: the Museo del Castello, Museo del territorio, Manica Lunga, Antiquarium, Museo del Mare e della Navigazione antica. There are also conference facilities, a bar and a bookshop.

The castle is situated less than 10km south from the popular resort of S. Marinella, off the Strada Statale 1 Via Aurelia, and can be reached by the Civitavecchia train from Rome.

Built in the 14th century, the castle passed through the hands of numerous owners until becoming the possession of the Order of the Holy Spirit, which owned it for 500 years. The Lazio region took over the property in 1980 and it is now managed by the local authority of S. Marinella.

For information on the castle see the Regione Lazio website.