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Address: Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Nice location and views but under restoration at present. Price adjusted for it.

When we visited the castle was under restoration so large parts of the castle are not able to be visited. The walls overlooking the sea however are a great experience itself and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The core of the castle cannot be visited because it is being restored, but this still is an amazing seafront defence piece of civil engineering. We enjoyed walking the walls, looking into the storage and fighting cells, understanding how each place used to be functional. This is a great place to take the kids and explain engineering and strategy first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The views from Castello Maniace are beautiful. It is true that it is a work in progress but what a site. You enter through the Main Gate, which is very imposing. There is also a copy of L'Ariete ( A Bronze Ram ) There used to be two guarding the Gates. We almost had the place to ourselves and wondered... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If your trip to Syracuse is in summer time, be carefull and take sunblock with you. There is quite much walking in the Castel area and bringing your own water is recommended. The Castell is nice, very large, has many beautiful views. Go to the very end to see how big it is. Ticket costs 2 EURO.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

When we visited the castle was under restoration so large parts of the castle are not able to be visited. The walls overlooking the sea however are a great experience itself and a nice walk around the edges to the southern tip of the island. The entrance fee was only 2 euros as a result of the limited access so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It is a pity that the inside of the castle are under restoration and cannot be visited but the walls overlooking the turquoise sea are an experience of its own. DO not miss the exhibition and short movie to understand the history and overall meaning of this place - which is actually placed over land's end. The entrance has been... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I was there in April 2015 and nothing much to see because the main hall is in restoration, you can walk and see only outside of the castle and on the wall. the entrance fee is 2 euros.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Perched at the southern point of Ortygia Island it stands bold above the Mediterranean Sea. If the weather is good, it's a pleasant walk either along Lungamare Alfeo or the Lungamare D'Ortigia. Entry is only 2 Euros a person which is cheap. But as reported by other contributors the main castle is closed for repairs and boy does it need... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Opens in the mornings not Mondays, we found it closed over the weekend too, but it was well worth seeing, the main part is closed for renovation which was a shame but well worth a visit

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Only 2 euros for the best views of Ortigia and a well preserved historical fort a bit more Information at reception would have been a good idea

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

These are fortifications at the tip of Ortigia. These appear to have been built on regularly and span a number of centuries. There are various parapets and viewpoints that give you outstanding views of the bay There are various levels and areas to explore - though some areas were closed off and some areas were dangerous to climb on or... More 

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