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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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nice to spend >1 hours

architecture is pretty inside, and nice scenery at the tip of the island, the seagull flying around... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2013
Free on Monday!!!

We went on the off chance that it was open on a Monday, which technically it wasn't, however the... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2013
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

architecture is pretty inside, and nice scenery at the tip of the island, the seagull flying around the lighthouse gave us special memory.

Thank KI-travel
Reviewed June 6, 2013

We went on the off chance that it was open on a Monday, which technically it wasn't, however the gates were broken so people just strolled in. No-one came to shoo us all out, and none of the visitors vandallised the place. So we went...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Despite being armed with guide books for Siracusa area; I couldn't find too much info and there was very little signage available inside - unless you bought the book presumably?- seems to have been converted at some point into a convent/monastery? Fabulous cloister like columns...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We went there by sheer co-incidence, an elderly German lady literally picked-us -up in the street, asked if we were English, had we seen Castello Maniace, were we over 65.? We answered, yes, no and yes, over 65 with proof, get in free. She marched...More

Thank snannysnow
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Interesting historical site at the tip of Ortigia. Great views across the bay from the turrets. Read about the site before entering as there are not pamphlets at the ticket office.

Thank lliivv
Reviewed April 18, 2013

You can understand why this was built here. Stunning setting, wonderful views all around and, considering its history which includes an accidental explosion, good state of repair.

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is a good castle on the very tip of the island of Ortigia. Apart from looking at the castle itself the views from the upper areas are wonderful. It is currently open in the morning only and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Thank ScotPerth
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The place appears to be under renovation, but judjing from the age of the renovation works it might be falling into neglect. The fortified castle has a huge potential as a historic reanactment site with great touristic impact, however its neglect make it of limited...More

Thank AquilinaMalta
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Really enjoyed wandering around and viewing the castle. Located on the very tip of the peninsula, it has great views, across the harbour and out to sea. Look for the carved names of soldiers stationed here during different wars.

Thank Viaggio2011
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The visit of the castello was more interesting than I thought. The view is fantastic and you can see parts constructed in different periods of its history. And if you're lucky, you'll fall into that nice old german lady living in Syracuse who loves to...More

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