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Enchanted Castle

Via Filippo Bentivegna, 16, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
+39 339 234 0174
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In the western side of Sicily, at the slopes of Mount Kronio, not far from Sciacca, there is the “Enchanted Castle”, that is a wonderful place invented by the creativity of man and nature where, besides olives and almond trees, you can find heads engraved in stone by Filippo Bentivegna, called “Philip of the heads”, a real artist endowed by an excellent creativity, one of the greatest exponents of “art brut” or “outside art”.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
May 10, 2017
“Quirky place - not a castle though!”
Feb 4, 2017
“Unusual and kind of sad place”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Via Filippo Bentivegna, 16, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
+39 339 234 0174
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Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Fun visit to a quirky place. We were lucky enough to visit on a day when it was relatively empty so could fully enjoy the art. The heads are dotted all around the gardens - too many to count. It cost 5 euros per person...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

The Castello Incantato was the home of a Sicilian fisherman's son that emigrated to the US but returned after he fell in love with an American woman and her boyfriend beat him mercilessly. He bought a farm and olive grove and began carving faces on...More

1  Thank James E
Reviewed October 19, 2016

castello incantato is amazing...its hard to describe due to all that there is...its a walk thru tour with unbelievable carved rock...ya need to visit to really understand..words alone cannot describe it

Thank buzitaly
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Went because it was done by family relative. Was very nice with good history. Very pleased. A relaxing walk through trees and sculptures.

Reviewed September 18, 2016

If you like seeing hundreds and hundreds of heads carved in stone this is fantastic. There is a cafe and toilets and the place is rarely busy. We had it to ourselves and it was worth a visit but we were not blown away!

Thank smeaty
Reviewed June 14, 2016

This was an odd 'marmite' place. One of our party really liked it, anothr found it troubling (thought interesting). It would appear the creator retreated to this location after a failed love expereince and an injury. He then created hundreds of heads some stand alone,...More

Thank windsorlass
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This was bizarre but pretty amazing. Our teenage granddaughter loved it. And it was an easy afternoon. A little hard to find. Signs are small. We went here on our way back from Erice

Thank mich000
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Castello Incantato is an easy drive and located about 10 minutes from the Sciacca city center. My daughter and I spent over two hours meandering through this outdoor exhibit. Realizing the time and energy dedicated to each piece, I felt compelled to inspect the detail...More

Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed August 30, 2015

The artist was a lonely peasant with some mental disorder. Stones where his friends and he was compelled to carve them as faces. I do not know how many there are, I cannot imagine how long and at what rate he produced them. They are...More

2  Thank jcrossBdV
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

A place with an unusual energy you won't find anywhere else. One can feel the sadness, insanity, loneliness and distraction, but also a strange form of peace at the same time. We could spend hours slowly wandering along the statues or sitting on a bench...More

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patricia p
What are the opening times and days for this attraction please?
April 5, 2015|
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Response from Saverio M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
it's opening every day from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
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