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Il Castello di Nelson

Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #38 of 76 attractions in Catania
Type: Castles
Description: Castle bequeathed to Nelson, but lived in only by his heirs.
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Took a while finding the castle due to a couple of turnings not sign posted but worth persevering. Keep heading for signs saying Maniace, Bronte and eventually Castello Nelson. Located over over a small bridge and through a gated area, with parking free inside, a site entry fee of €3 a ticket from the small booth just inside the gate.... More

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mellieha malta
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited this house at a time when it was still being restored so we did not get to see much - the guide's 'english' explanation was quite difficult to understand but we got the gist of it eventually. Beautiful gardens very well kept but would have liked to see more of the house itself instead of just one room.... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
17 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

A beautiful setting and lovely scenery on the way but there isn't a huge amount to see. They are currently doing some restoration work, however, so some parts were closed. The garden is nice but could do with a bit more attention. Not really worth the journey

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

Not only the palazzo/castello itself is most interesting but certainly the furniture, the pictures, the bathrooms, the books and of course the parc are all worthwile visiting this place.

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Skippy in Europe
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2006

My family is from Bronte, Sicily. They always spoke about this guy "Nelson", but in the thick, mangled Brontese dielect it sounds very different. At my last visit I was older and wiser and finally understood who they were talking about, and so when my cousin Giuseppe offered to take me for a look, we headed off to the outer... More

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