Castles in Sicily

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Castles in Sicily

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  • Scottington
    England, UK481 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our last day in Sicily we stopped at this attraction to have a look round. It's a little castle with lots of character and some fab views of the coastline in each direction. It gave a nice end to our holiday.
    Written September 24, 2023
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  • jimmibean
    Riga, Latvia158 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy to reach by train from Ragusa - a nice day trip and only €2.20 each way for a 20 minute ride and a discount off entry. It’s a short walk from the station and there’s a very reasonable restaurant next door to serve the coach parties. The Castle, like many public buildings in Sicily, is in need of some conservation and this is an on-going project both in the castle and the gardens. My main reason for the journey was to view the costume collection and in this l was not disappointed, with examples dating from the mid 18th c. to the 1920s.
    The grounds are extensive and the maze is fun, so allow a good 3 hours for your visit.
    Written October 7, 2023
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  • Aaron G
    Los Angeles, CA345 contributions
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    Caccamo Castle has the distinction of looking like it's straight from a cartoon depiction of a castle - the distinctive Norman style with the square nitches, and incredibly well-preserved. While it's not one of the super-famous castles of Europe like Carcasonne or Windsor, it stands toe-to-toe with them for sheer impressiveness in my opinion. And the view of the rustic town of Caccamo would make anyone happy.
    Written October 24, 2023
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  • Deborah B
    Marietta, GA500 contributions
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    Really cool castle and exhibits and grounds to explore. So glad we did this on our first afternoon in Milazzo - it’s a bit of a hike uphill from the ferry area of town, but we’ll worth the walk. Extensive grounds and properties, and it was actually free to get in the day we went. The exhibits are all really well done, with tons of information and things to learn. Set aside a couple hours at least - we thoroughly enjoyed this, even without a guide.
    Written June 11, 2023
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  • Margaret W
    Fife, Scotland203 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Castelmola can be reached by regular bus from Taormina. It takes approx 15 minutes up a series of hairpin bends. Definitely don't recommend driving it or walking it! There's not a great deal to see at the castle itself. However, the views are stunning. We were fortunate to visit on a clear sunny day allowing great views of snow-capped Mount Etna.
    Written May 4, 2024
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  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, UK1,911 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This castle charges an entry fee. It is located at the very tip of Ortigia island - a dramatic site. In style it is quite plain and massive. Dramatic views across the bay can be had in places and you can walk around sections of the walls. However views from the very tip of the island are only available to taller folk: the walls obscure the view for us shorter people.
    Written May 7, 2024
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  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,712 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the two of us, the main attractions in the Via Corrado Nicolaci are located at the upper end of the street, near the church Chiesa di Montevergine. They are the seven outstanding baroque balconies of the Palazzo Nicolaci di Villadorata. We saw them some time ago in an episode of the fabulous documentary series L'Italie invisibili and decided that we must visit them!
    The largest balcony is situated above the grandiose entrance with two columns. There are six smaller additional balconies, three on the left and three on the right of the central one. Each of them is supported by five corbels sculpted differently in the shapes of lions, children, centaurs, winged horses, chimaeras and mermaids! The artwork is simply second to none!
    Written April 28, 2024
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  • JamieJW
    Quakertown, PA4,561 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wandering through Enna and saw this magnificent structure sitting on top of a mountain.

    The castle is closed to the public, or at least was when we visited in August of 2022, but you can walk around the area and see the views of the area and valley from the rocks.

    Impressive massive structure.

    Worth a visit if in the city of Enna.
    Written August 26, 2022
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  • Jeremy
    London, UK10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting place to visit but disappointed all the information was only I Italian. Could only gather what the rooms were about by photographing the Italian text and using google translate which used up all my battery.
    Written December 31, 2023
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  • Pruguy
    Bensalem, PA738 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed several hours walking around this beautiful mountainside village. The castle has a amazing little chapel and an interesting small museum, and the views are nice. You have to try the Le Manna - which is absolutely delicious.
    Written December 27, 2021
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  • Trama69
    Province of Udine, Italy3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views from the castle which has undergone recent, sensitive restoration. Well worth the walk up. The guide Giovanni is available for a guided tour and is extremely knowledgeable. One of the highlights of our trip to Marettimo!!
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Michele_E_11_11
    San Clemente, California, United States118 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The castello is at the top of a small mountain, approximately 300 meters from sea level. It offwers a splendid view of the entir island, as well as the adjjoining islands of Levanzo and Marettimo. The c;limb is quite easy and the view well worth it. *Unfortunately the building itsel, a former observation post, has been abandoned and it is risky to enter the strucure as it is, leterally falling apart.
    Written September 28, 2018
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  • ghibesan
    Washington DC, DC208 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely structure and grounds to walk around. You can enter the church, and the living quarters freely. You can also visit very small remnants of the monastery that was there before they built the current structure. There is a small children's park run by the town on the grounds, as well as a sculpture garden. Grab some Pane Condito at the panificio on your way in from Bronte and have yourself a picnic.
    Written August 27, 2016
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  • SunriseSki
    Singapore1,016 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This castle build on the top of a huge long rock, with several rooms carved into the stone is spectacular! Tickets are sold at the Bar Castello just before you walk up. The rooms are connected like bubbles and narrow stairs take you to the very top, which is like a long terrace with wonderful views all aground and down to the village. There is also a small museum in a cave where they exhibit different utensils the people in the area used to farm and more. We much enjoyed this authentic place.
    Written July 20, 2023
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  • genibre69
    London, UK5,129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A steep €12 to enter but oh.my.god. What a magnificent restoration. The before and after are truly gobsmacking. One of my favourite historical homes I have ever been to and I’ve been to hundreds if not thousands in my life. Absolutely ravishing wall paintings, wallpaper, tiled floors, furniture, tchotchkes and art.

    There is a free online PDF audioguide which is helpful. Warning the WIFI doesn’t work beyond the entrance hall- come on guys!!- so I recommend taking snapshots of the PDF unless you have phone data.

    Self-guided tour unless you want to pay an astounding €25 for a guided tour. I found the combo of my LP book and the PDF guide fine. A museum staff member gave my friend and I a brief intro in the entrance hall which was helpful.

    Warning there’s NO explanation of the throne in the throne room or WHY it’s there.

    The relatively bland outside entrance is easy to miss.
    Written April 11, 2024
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