Maniace Castle
Maniace Castle
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Chrisgale
Sheffield, UK817 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Check the opening times before you go, closes Sunday afternoon and then not open until Tuesday. 6 euro entry, well worth it. Interesting archeology and history. Lovely views. Quite uneven for walking in places so were sensible footwear, especially for walking over reflective glass floor artwork in main gallery. It's a bit disconcerting as it makes cracking noises as you walk. Good visit very nice cafe near entrance
Written May 22, 2022
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adturner2016
Chester, UK100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
A wonderfully constructed fort. Some size and impressive architecture. Agree there could be more information put on notice boards. Most in formation was in Italian with little English translations.We were lucky to see the art installation as well. Stunning with the backdrop of the castle. .
Written October 19, 2022
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Hillsj2014
Birmingham, UK5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
A lovely castle to look at, however the 8 euro entry fee was not justified as there was little to no information about the castle’s history and the castle itself was empty apart from an art exhibition. It would have been brilliant to learn about the history of different aspects of the castle through information boards. Would not recommend for the price as did not learn anything new.
Written July 29, 2022
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Dan Maarek
Tel Aviv, Israel15,902 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We missed it.
We walked all the way thru Ortigia, from the Apollo Temple, through Piazza Archimedes and the Fountain of Diana, The Piazza Duomo and Ortigia Cathedral, The Giardino Aretusa, Largo Aretusa and its fountain, till the very end of this almost island to finally reach the Castle.
But we did not get in.
What a Fomo.
The sea view was awesome, the weather perfect so we lingered outisde, which was nice and even more than that. But we should have got in.
Maybe next time
Written April 2, 2020
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Lauren
Oakville, Canada35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
It was a stunning castle and not crowded at all. We went in the mid afternoon on a Saturday. It was great for accessibility in majority of the castle (wheelchair, strollers, etc.). Very picturesque with a beautiful ocean view. Probably don't need more than an hour stay there if that. I would recommend as one of the must sees there but I wouldn't go out of your way for it if you don't need to.
Written September 17, 2022
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Peter H
Fredericksburg, VA985 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I didn’t get a chance to tour the inside of the castle, but I felt compelled to make one comment that may be interesting.
There are many different designs for castles and they usually fall somewhere on a continuum of palace on one end and military defense on the other end. From a military standpoint, I especially like this design. Inevitably, while a military siege is taking place, on the castle, the defenders will have to leave the castle to resupply itself. Leaving the castle underwater, probably like this case, seems to me to be the most clandestine method of doing so.
Written November 2, 2023
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This large castle is located at the end of the peninsula. It was built by Frederick II. in 1239. The massive Swabian fortress was recently renovated. We walked there from the Fonte Aretusa. Unfortunatelly, it was closed so we could only see it from outside, but it’s worth a visit.
Written February 21, 2023
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pajulankustaa
Tampere130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
This castle is really nice one but due to the renovation works that are going on, there is not so much to see that one would expect from a castle. The first part of the castle where you can walk on the castle walls is really nice as you can see both the sea and the castle yard. The outmost area of the castle offers nice views but in many places the walls are so high that you just see them. But there are some rocks on which you can stand and then you can enjoy really nice views to the entry of the Syracuse natural port.

But be sure to check that the castle is open as the opening hours are a bit strange: for some reason it is open on Monday 13–17.15, Tuesday-Friday 8.30–13, on Saturday 8.30–17.15 and on Sunday 8.30–13.
Written April 26, 2017
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jcrossBdV
South Brunswick, NJ801 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
The core of the castle cannot be visited because it is being restored, but this still is an amazing seafront defence piece of civil engineering. We enjoyed walking the walls, looking into the storage and fighting cells, understanding how each place used to be functional.
This is a great place to take the kids and explain engineering and strategy first hand. This is also a good place to take amazing photos... in all directions.
Written August 25, 2015
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gaz w
Preston, UK40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Nothing to see once inside even walls too big to look out to seas so can even see the views properly. Literally can walk around it in 10 minutes...not even worth 4 euros
Written August 31, 2020
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