Castles in Sicily

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Castles in Sicily

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  • Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
    Caltanissetta, Italy2,861 contributions
    Here we are in the East side of Sicily Island, in the Catania area.
    Tje main attractions are the place and the castel, also you could appreciate the Aci Trezza Faraglioni.
    Written March 14, 2021
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  • IlyaNJ
    Marlboro, NJ786 contributions
    The palace has a number of reasonably decorated rooms, headlined by the beautiful Ball Room. Easily worth €4/pp and 20 minutes of time. Look at the balconies when outside - the supports are varied and amazing. And make sure to step outside onto the balconies when visiting.
    Written October 7, 2021
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  • WitchyYork
    Strensall, UK888 contributions
    The castle is derelict, it’s the view you really come for.
    A steep climb up of around 40 mins to the village but easy walking back down 30 mins to our hotel, Villa Ducale. Worth every bit for the views from the top of the village and the almond wine!
    Written May 14, 2022
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  • Oleg Y
    Belgrade, Serbia2,720 contributions
    It is situated between the lower part of Giardini with its promenade, restaurants, hotels, villas, churches, beaches, stone breakwaters and the upper region of town, called Recanati, with the archaelogical park and Museum of Archaelogy.
    The Castle Schiso is the 16th - century fortress on Cape Schiso, that overlooks the entire bay of Giardini Naxos. It is not, in the present time, well maintained and kept in good condition. The facade of the edifice needs some serious restoration to be done. In fact, the castle was constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries. Later in 16th century was added a military observation tower, which served to patrol Cape Schiso and the bay against the raids by Barbary pirates.
    Also, within the castle was a sugarcane processing unit, since the production of this crop was very profitable activity in those times in Sicily.
    Inside, there is a courtyard and certain number of stone rooms.
    Not regretted to see this castle.
    Written September 5, 2018
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  • Ana L
    Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
    Milazzo might not have so much to visit, but this castle is one of the most impressive in Sicily. Take, at least, 2h to visit it, as there is a very complete museum inside, as well as some temporary exhibitions.
    Written October 6, 2020
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  • Joy C
    1 contribution
    Excellent moment to spend with extremely friendly French guide Rossario, who knows almost everything in the palace. At first we found it expensive to pay 25 euros for guided visit but after the visit we found it worth double or more because we were able to go through not only the history of the place but also the passion and the passion in art collection from the owner of the palace. Top of the best explorations in Sicily so far.
    Written November 6, 2021
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  • GiovanniB
    Bellingham26 contributions
    Carini castle and the surrounding medieval town is one of the best preserved in Sicily. The views are stunning and it is really fun to wander around the castle, which now hosts a puppet museum. There are also lots of cool little bars tucked in around the castle walls. You can also rent the castle for your private event.
    Written January 6, 2017
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  • Sally62
    Northampton, UK4,576 contributions
    We were driving from Cefalu to Ragusa so decided to stop off here for some lunch and a look at the castle. The symbol of the town, it is one of the largest medieval castles in Italy and is built on the site of an acropolis and Byzantine and Norman fortifications. Outside the castle walls, you will find a giant statue of Euno, a Syrian slave.
    Much of the castle is now in ruins but it is interesting to wander round. You can go up the Federico Tower - by husband did but I'm not keen on heights and the stairs were very open.
    Fantastic views over the whole of central Sicily from this high point - you can also see Etna.
    Maybe not a a lot to interest children here - you do need to use your imagination to picture it as it would have been.
    We were able to park nearby. Parking is spread throughout the town so you will end up walking wherever you park if you want to visit the duomo as well.
    Written February 12, 2020
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  • Pruguy
    Bensalem, PA738 contributions
    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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  • EddieMoney33
    Yuma, AZ16 contributions
    It's a hike if you park at the bottom. But it is worth it. Bring a jacket. It's windy at the top. And bring a camera!
    Written January 7, 2018
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  • Michele_E_11_11
    San Clemente, California, United States121 contributions
    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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  • Diann S
    Philadelphia, PA13 contributions
    Enjoyed meeting the Baron and visiting his home, chapel and basement. He was a gracious host, full of enthusiasm. Due to the weather our tour of the grounds was limited, we were able to snap a few outdoor photos before the rain started again. It is well with taking time to visit this site.
    Written October 31, 2018
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  • Pete G
    Zejtun, Malta130 contributions
    This is a great half day trip a short drive from Ragusa. The rooms of the Castillo are truly amazing to see live. Don’t forget to go find the stone maze in the gardens
    Written October 5, 2020
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  • Naveed
    39 contributions
    If you want great views of the Catalabiano area, this is a must visit. Not much else to do once your there. Toilets are available. Take some water with you, which you can buy from the ticket shop before the ascent to the castle. Parking can be a problem if busy.
    Written October 28, 2018
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