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Aci Castello

Address: Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 3478480680
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Ranked #7 of 71 Attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks...
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks offering an elegant relax corner.

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Praha
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Make sure to book a boat and admire the castle from the sea side. Much worth it. Restaurants in the town are also good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Aci Castello is a great way to spend a warm summer day! Rent a small boat of water bike and spend the say cursing around the water, jumping in a out! **Towards the afternoon the water starts to get dirty, try to go in the morning and leave by 1pm-2pm

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Catania, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very beautiful place and village. Good for viewing, photography, swimming and walking. You can visit the ancient castle on the rock and have a swim in a beautiful sea in front of the volcanic black rocks.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Only half an hour away from Catania by bus this charming seaside town is set on amazing coast line with a Norman castle to visit. Just 10 -15 minutes walk along the sea front is another small town/fishing port with excellent seafood restaurants. Although not sandy the volcanic rock allows perfect access to the sea in summer and is much... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

beautiful views to the sea and rocks. LIttle food supermarkets that sold different things to what we would see in uk.Nice people that were happy to serve us.Now that we understand the local buses, it is easy to take a bus further up the coastline or to Catania for 1 euro.Accept that the buses get very crowed but my daughter... More 

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

For those who like beaches and exotic places, Aci Castello provide you with a unique experience. A lava stone beach just bellow the Castle. Just 20 minutes by car from the centre of Catania, Aci Castello is a great place to enjoy the sun. Go to the small grocery shop in the main street, buy some local goods (grapes and... More 

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sliema malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

aci castello is very nice village by the sea.you can go with the bus from catania bus station.the beach instead of sand,it is lava and,in summer they put wodden platforms for sunbathing.the surrounding is good for little walk by the sea promenade.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Impressive little place with great views of the coast near Catania. There is not that much to see or do, unless you are a great enthusiast of either fossils or cacti. The area though is very nice, especially on a sunny day. You can even swim in the sea bellow Aci Castello but be careful as it is not an... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

the city is pretty nice and typical for this region, but Normans castle built over 900 years ago is breathtaking ... it looks like a great stone vessel, entering the bay into the city ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very good views and the lava stone castle is quite interesting. It's 3 Euros to get in and you get to see the natural history museum and have a look round the battlements. Quite a nice place to visit.

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