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Il Castello di Nelson

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Address: Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Maniace, Sicily, Italy
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Description: Castle bequeathed to Nelson, but lived in only by his heirs.

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An interesting and quiet place off the beaten track. If you are around mount Etna it's worth your visit. The place is just beautiful! We got a breaf information sheet at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Anastasia V
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

An interesting and quiet place off the beaten track. If you are around mount Etna it's worth your visit. The place is just beautiful! We got a breaf information sheet at the entrance and were free to visit the house on our own. With no one around - nor tourists neither museum personnel - it feels like you own this... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visting Bronte with a literary group, we thought of skipping this and just stopping for pistachios somewhere. Glad we didn't since the "Castle" and the gardens were a highlight of the day. Plus we happened upon a slow food convention and got to taste Pistachios and more in the courtyard. The countryside nearby, with dramatic views of Etna, green fields... More 

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Catania, Italy
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Very beautiful corner at the NW foot of Mt. Etna. Nice woods around, stunning landscape (especially in early spring time) a little river, a perfect place for historical visit and having also a pic-nic around.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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Roeselare
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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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Address: Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Maniace, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Maniace

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