Castello di Milazzo

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Castello di Milazzo
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,861 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Milazzo is a beauty city in the northeast of Sicily Island. There are several attractions, one of the best is surely the castle.
Written August 22, 2019
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RicardoSequeira
Albufeira, Portugal107 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Beautiful castle with a lot to see and loose yourself for a couple of hours. Amazing views over the city
Written July 3, 2019
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Peter W
Sydney, Australia342 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
We walked up to Castello di Milazzo from our nearby hotel on the beach in the late afternoon (Hotel Esperia – see separate review).

Just follow the path up at the end of Via Porticella. It is a lovely walk.

Whilst we were too late to enter the castle (saving that for next time), it is still a fascinating area to explore and the views are spectacular.

This has always been a strategically important location and the information board informed us that the first fortifications were built here in 4,000BC!

Like so much of Sicily, the castle has since been modified by its subsequent rulers: the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the Germans and the Spanish (and this list is incomplete!)

We also took a look around the charming ancient village (Borgo) that sits on the ridge line situated just outside the castle walls. Many of the old buildings have been restored and converted for modern day use. Parts of the borgo have lovely views east back over Milazzo and the harbour.
Written June 16, 2019
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Dennis
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The castle is impressive. The problem was the lack of transportation to get there. It is necessary to climb a hill. The trip would have been fine if it had not been for an unpleasant moment that my wife and I had had. We have gone mad after the taxi drivers demanded an exaggerated amount of money.
Entry cost 5 euros.
The place is fine, there is good scenery and fresh air. It has a lot of history. Still, we left with a bad image due to taxi drivers
A little unhappy
Written June 18, 2019
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András T.
Brighton, UK60 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
I read some reviews about this place where people mentioned everything is in italian.
I've just been there, most of the history info in the castle is now available in English, Spanish, German.
There's been an eu-financed refurbishment going on, the Castle looks amazing and if the money keeps going I'm sure they'll improve it further. On the day of the writing of this review I saw new rooms currenty empty and waiting for the new exhibitions to be set up.
I definitely loved the place and recommend coming in if you want to see the whole peninsula from the top.
Written May 26, 2019
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PeterKovac84
Bratislava, Slovakia125 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This place was not in our itinerary but was on our way so we thought it would be nice to stop for an hour. The view was OK, the castle was OK, but what it made really special were the people. When we were walking to the castle a gardener just came after us and showed us some plants. When we went inside the castle a lady who was preparing masks came to us and told us about the history of the place. Then there came a gentleman who was telling us about the masks and even made a short performance in a mask. During our trip we experienced average or in some cases poor services in Sicily but this was a very pleasant surprise and made our visit special.

TIP: Unfortunately we could visit the castle about midday but try to go there around late afternoon or evening before the sunset. The view is great so have the best light for your pictures.
Written August 29, 2016
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Indrilmalti
Malta47 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
A fantastic place to visit. The Duomo and tower inside is equally spectacular. A must when visiting Milazzo.
Written September 27, 2015
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Joolz_Bird
Bristol, UK26 contributions
Oct 2014 • Family
We arrived at around 1:00 and as per most things in Sicily they close for an extended lunch break and were advised that we would only have 30 minutes to view; so we decided to go back later that day arriving around 4:00 and what a gem. The site is extensive and as the sun was setting we had the opportunity to walk the outer walls and Citadel with two families it felt as if we had the site to ourselves. And with the sun setting we got to experience an atmospheric site steeped in history with very few out of bounds areas.

Well worth a visit, with great views of Milazzo and the Isole Eolie.
Written November 20, 2014
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suger1
Tel Aviv, Israel6 contributions
Apr 2013 • Couples
If you are interested in a little history, a short visit to this castle is recommended. There is a small museum, inside the church, short artifacts mostly from the English period, but also, interestingly, a torture chamber (with a skeleton inside). There is an additional museum with a video presentation, and beautiful views over the Milazzo peninsula.
Written May 16, 2013
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Michael
London, UK12 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The castle is an amazing place, with so much history and a great view of all milazzo. It is possible to look Etna from there. There are walls and buildings of differents civilizations which there were in Sicilia (Bizantines, arabics, aragon kingdom, normands...)
There is also a very intesresting museum of traditional coustoms inside the castle.
The entrance, i remember it was like 5 euros, and its easy to arrive walking. However, ATTENTION TO taxidrivers (BE CAREFULL)!! They will try cheat, asking too much money or saying there aren't transport like bus to go there.
The castle is close to Borgo, the old city.
Written June 1, 2019
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