Castello Normanno - Museo Civico

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Castello Normanno - Museo Civico

Castello Normanno - Museo Civico
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Richard W
Burton upon Trent, UK94 contributions
Nominal fee worth it
Oct 2017 • Family
The ruins of the castle is in a spectacular part of the coastline and it is clear to see why the Norman’s would have built this fortress here. Although small, quite a lot has been preserved and will take a good 30-45 minuted to take it all in.

There is a small cactus garden for some strange reason, but interesting nevertheless. Inside are a couple of rooms, one has a few art works with no explanation. The other rooms are an attempt at a museum, but it’s poorly laid out and has no explanation: in fact, some of the exhibits are irrelevant as can be seen by examples of geological minerals from other parts of the world. It is due to this collection of what could be random items that makes the museum irrelevant.

The entry fee for two adults and two young children was €6.00, and if this goes towards the preservation of the castle, it’s certainly worth it. Would be nice for the tourist board (😂) to do something about the litter and graffiti.
Written October 25, 2017
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Brendan C
Island of Malta, Malta94 contributions
Castello Normanno and surroundings
Oct 2017 • Couples
We visited the Norman Castle on a Sunday, at about 10. Castle is situated in a quaint quiet village, which contrasts the chaotic Catania. Castle is very well maintained and situated in a picturesque location. Not pricey at all...Eur3 per person, and although it could have information posts in the various areas of the castle, the information booklet is free of charge. Exploring Aci Castello, the castle and the village should take no more than 4hrs (if you decide not to stop for lunch), but it can easily be linked to Aci Trezza which is just 10 mins walk away for create a day trip
Written October 9, 2017
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CARAKLIN
IKLIN22 contributions
Truly worth the visit
Nov 2016 • Friends
I visited Acicastello with a group of work colleagues. The views are truly amazing. The Castello Normanno is a must if you visit this location. It is very well kept and the views from the top are breathtaking. There is a very nice cactus garden. The entrance fee is only 3 Euro.
Written November 20, 2016
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Oana D
18 contributions
Great place
Aug 2016
This castle is rather unique and offers beautiful views, the water is clear blue and the guy taking care of the entrance, tickets etc is an incredibly nice person and this added to our visit there a lot more.
Written August 11, 2016
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megaberri
New York City, NY112 contributions
Nice castle
Aug 2016
A cool castle right on the sea, good to walk around and explore for an hour or so. Great views of the sea, and a little mini museum of some artifacts.
Written August 10, 2016
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twnkultoes
Catania, Italy95 contributions
Unusually Shaped Castle
Jun 2016 • Couples
A very unusually shaped castle. The construction follows the cliff line perfectly. There is a small museum inside. It has beautiful views of the shoreline as well as Isloa de Cyclops. Very inexpensive to see. Watch the steps when it rains, better yet, watch the steps, they are steep.
Written June 20, 2016
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jgc37
Perugia, Italy179 contributions
A real treat
May 2016 • Solo
Given how lukewarm some of the reviews were, I hesitated, but this truly was one of the highlights of my trip to Catania. I took the 534 bus from Piazza Borsellino, which was itself quite the experience in Sicilian culture. There is a fee to get into the castle, but it says so right on the gate, so I don't know how some of the other reviewers missed it. The view is spectacular, the building itself is impressive, and there is a lovely little cactus garden, plus a tiny but really cool geological/natural history museum. This was without a doubt one of the best experiences I had, a welcome change from the hustle of the city.
Written May 27, 2016
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ouchka4315
3 contributions
Nice, but be careful
May 2016 • Couples
The area here is good and nice for a stopover if you are on your way to some other place, like we were. We parked in a street very close to the castle and as we came back an hour later, all our stuff had been gone from a car! The damage was not big for us, but be careful here and don't leave anything in your car.
Written May 23, 2016
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Skippy50
Chichester, UK831 contributions
Worth the detour if you can park.
Sep 2015 • Couples
A real Norman castle in Sicily. What a surprise and treat to explore, even in the rain. The main challenge in Aci Castello is the parking - we pulled in to a car park but were told that it was closing at 14.00!!!
Written October 10, 2015
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LJBCarmarthenshire
CARMARTHENSHIRE228 contributions
Pretty area
Sep 2015 • Couples
Beautiful area with this Norman castle perched on a rock above the sea with brilliant views over the sea and town. Not a lot to see but worth a call for the views and cafes in the square at the base selling some great sicilian food and icecream
Written October 5, 2015
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