Castello Nelson

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Castle bequeathed to Nelson, but lived in only by his heirs.
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Robert T
Cambridge, UK64 contributions
A historical oddity
Mar 2017 • Couples
This of course was the castle (former monastery) and estate given to Nelson and kept by his heirs. It must have been something of a white elephant. At the moment it is closed for extensive renovations, but we could wander around. In its present state it is, as Dr Johnson put it, worth seeing but not worth going to see.
Written April 9, 2017
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MeridianManchester
Manchester312 contributions
Good but could be so much better
Aug 2016 • Couples
We had some difficulty finding it - we were following brown signs but at the gate the signs are yellow and we drove straight past!
We were welcomed by a member of staff who gave us an information sheet in French - it was all they had! Not even Italian. She did take us to the entrance and pointed out where to go. The villa is a really nice building but as so often in Italy it could have been presented so much better. They desperately need a national trust. Inside the house was gloomy and the hallway was full of documents and pictures relating to Nelson but you could hardly read them. We enjoyed our visit but it could have been so much better. They charge €3 to visit but it could attrct a much higher charge with a bit of work.
Written September 22, 2016
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ghibesan
Washington DC, DC226 contributions
Piece of British history in rural Sicily
Aug 2016 • Family
Lovely structure and grounds to walk around. You can enter the church, and the living quarters freely. You can also visit very small remnants of the monastery that was there before they built the current structure. There is a small children's park run by the town on the grounds, as well as a sculpture garden. Grab some Pane Condito at the panificio on your way in from Bronte and have yourself a picnic.
Written August 27, 2016
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Minackman
Bridport, UK209 contributions
An average property, but an extraordinary story
Apr 2016 • Friends
A grateful King Ferdinand created Horatio Nelson Duke of Bronte in 1799 and gave him a feudal estate of some 15,000 acres a few miles away at Maniace. Nelson never visited before his death at Trafalgar in 1805 nor did his heir and brother William. However his daughter Charlotte married into another famous naval family, the Hoods and she started a close connection between the family and Castello di Nelson which lasted up until 1981.

The buildings, an old converted abbey and its dependencies, are not exceptional and the beautiful garden is in need of a little more attention. But, the history of the place and what the Hoods have left behind in the way of Nelsonian memorabilia makes this an attraction that is well worth visiting if you are nearby.

There is an entry charge, but it is modest.
Written May 29, 2016
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dandela
MAlta europe45 contributions
Beautiful castle and grounds
Dec 2015 • Friends
If you around maniace visit lord nelson's castle. Take a short tour inside and walk through the gardens. There is also a kids park were to relax and spend some recreational time
Written January 10, 2016
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cm5966
Assisi, Italy117 contributions
A typical English setting in the middle of Sicily
Sep 2015
The typical English setting of the garden and surrounding land makes for a quiet spot to sit and relax. the castle itself is well worth a visit.
Written September 27, 2015
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Toni H
Porto, Portugal10 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2015
Nice site but not worth the entrance! You only see it from the outside.... where cars also are parked... It was just disappointing.
Written August 11, 2015
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Anastasia V
St. Petersburg, Russia18 contributions
Place to visit
Aug 2014 • Friends
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 place :)
Written May 21, 2015
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TGRinRome
Rome, Italy107 contributions
Garden retreat
May 2015 • Business
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 and scraggly pistachio trees, was just fantastic.
We paid a small fee to enter the gardens, but didn't have time for the full castle tour.
Written May 7, 2015
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Alessandro B
Catania, Italy592 contributions
Tale place
Apr 2014 • Solo
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.
Written January 12, 2015
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