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I wanted to visit the Castello because Donnafugata was the name of the palazzo in "The Leopard" by Lampedusa (which every visitor to Sicily should read). This is not the same place but the Castello does give you a very good idea of how the...More
We visiting this castle as part of our Inspector Montalbano tour, however even people who had not watched that series loved this building - the series of rooms, some beautifully decorated with many containing gorgeous examples of period costumes.
Then outside; go up the steps...More
This site belongs to Ragusa and they need a lot of money for its upkeep. It is clear that the running costs must be phenomenal because it is so extensive and any such building requires constant refurbishment. The grounds and gardens could be wonderful...More
Certainly worth the visit if you're in SE Sicily. The castle grounds are a bit "under-gardened" but one can imagine how fancy the place was once when the money was flush. Some good exhibits in the castle about the family that once lived there, and...More
This is one of the Moltalbano filming locations my wife wanted to visit as she is originally from Sicily. I have never watched the series...
But it was a nice way to spend the afternoon an evening. The castle displays Belle Époque costumes and furniture...More
My 10 year old daughter was concerned that this historical site would have “fake stuff” but no worries there! The staff of Donnafugata seem to be fine with leaving the palace exactly as it was when the last countess moved out circa WWI... same furniture...More
On our Montalbano-inspired Sicilian holiday, we took a trip out to the Castillo. With cheap parking and various service outlets nearby, we had a leisure wander around the Castle. It was not very busy the afternoon we visited and offers a nice look back at...More
We had a tour trip to this location, and wow what a place this is they have kept all of the clothes from the Edwardian to the 20s and the castle is a fantastic place to visit, even the stone maze is from Inspector Montalbano,...More
It was really a big shame that we could not enter! On the way from the parking place to the castle there were about 15 wild dogs and they were quite aggressive. people from the bar on the street were encouraging the visitors but one...More
As the others have said, opening times can vary but mornings are a safe bet and there are places outside the castello for lunch. The admission is fee is not a lot and it is well worth getting admission to the gardens as well... More
As the others have said, opening times can vary but mornings are a safe bet and there are places outside the castello for lunch. The admission is fee is not a lot and it is well worth getting admission to the gardens as well for the maze and various follies. There is a website for the attraction, which might be handy for some further information. There is train station about 10 minutes walk away and parking close by if you are coming by car. Hope that helps.