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Address: Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 3478480680
Description: In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms...
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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Oh my! So beautiful!

We were on a bus to Aci Castello, lovely fishing village outside of Catania. We were in love with the Norman Castle, dating back to the Middle Ages, 1076. The town developed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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227 reviews 227 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were on a bus to Aci Castello, lovely fishing village outside of Catania. We were in love with the Norman Castle, dating back to the Middle Ages, 1076. The town developed around the castle. The scenery is breathtaking! It is either the beginning or the end of the Riviera dei Ciclopi. A little further down the coast you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really lovely little village with a working fishing industry at it's heart. Nice walks, nice cafe's beautiful scenery.

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Brasov, Brasov, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went to Aci Castello from Catania by bus. It is a 30 minute ride but the scenery is nice, and you get to see some typical Italian places. The castle is nice, though it was closed for visiting when we got there.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Aci Castello is a nice Sicilian place, with hundreds of boats and a lot of men fishing with a rod, really charming coastal landscapes, a bit nostalgic and pensive. What was most interesting in Aci Castello to me was a beach, extremely unusual and absolutely unique for Sicily black beach of volcanic lava from Etna nearby.

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Praha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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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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