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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2014
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Catania, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction 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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