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Abandoned

I have visited this castle several times in my life. This is the second time I found it... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
AriannaB
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Lund, Sweden
Lovely

We walked up to the castle after our huge meal. The castle itself was closed but the walk up the... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2019
siouxsy
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Tustin, California
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Jul 7, 2019
“Abandoned”
Jun 23, 2019
“Lovely”
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

I have visited this castle several times in my life. This is the second time I found it close. About 15 years ago, we were lucky to find the grind opened and we could visit it in calm and peace. After 15 years it is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

We walked up to the castle after our huge meal. The castle itself was closed but the walk up the little village was charming. The view from the top was lovely as well.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank siouxsy
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The view is very nice but there is no need to climb to the entrance to see it. The castle is left abandoned. Not worth it.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Looking at previous reviews and today’s visit to the castle I don’t think it’s been open for a long time.... I suspect long overdue repairs are required to ensure visitor safety. That said Forza D’Agro is very picturesque and well worth visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

The castle was closed so we spent time walking around the ruins & talking at the railing, watching the people swim, fish & explore, a beautiful place! There was a local restuant where we had a quiet & beautiful lunch! Seeing what Polyphemus left behind...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Given its historical significance, as the place of first Norman presence in Sicily, and thus the first parliament on Sicilian soil, this place is in a very poor condition, and some major investments are needed. Amazing potential and great significance.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Great views. Good climb if you want a work out in the heat. Obviously no need for local defence in recent times.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ApdvS
Reviewed January 18, 2017

You have to see Il Castello Normanno but it is in a very bad shape! The views from all the way were fabolous! :-)

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank OZS_ATW
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Il Castello Normanno is a nice place to visit but the buidling requires some urgent attention and restoration.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Jesmond C
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