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Il Castello Normanno

| 98030, Forza d'Agro, Sicily, Italy
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Few stones that cannot even be seen

The view is very nice but there is no need to climb to the entrance to see it. The castle is left... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
destefagam
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
A long walk to the castle - and back again!

Looking at previous reviews and today’s visit to the castle I don’t think it’s been open for a long... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen R
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Sorrento, Italy
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
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24 Aug 2017
“Ancient feel in a quaint area”
24 Aug 2017
“Significant”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| 98030, Forza d'Agro, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is very nice but there is no need to climb to the entrance to see it. The castle is left abandoned. Not worth it.

Thank destefagam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking at previous reviews and today’s visit to the castle I don’t think it’s been open for a long time.... I suspect long overdue repairs are required to ensure visitor safety. That said Forza D’Agro is very picturesque and well worth visiting.

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The castle was closed so we spent time walking around the ruins & talking at the railing, watching the people swim, fish & explore, a beautiful place! There was a local restuant where we had a quiet & beautiful lunch! Seeing what Polyphemus left behind...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Given its historical significance, as the place of first Norman presence in Sicily, and thus the first parliament on Sicilian soil, this place is in a very poor condition, and some major investments are needed. Amazing potential and great significance.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Great views. Good climb if you want a work out in the heat. Obviously no need for local defence in recent times.

Thank Alexander v
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

You have to see Il Castello Normanno but it is in a very bad shape! The views from all the way were fabolous! :-)

Thank OZS969
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Il Castello Normanno is a nice place to visit but the buidling requires some urgent attention and restoration.

Thank So-Happy_Days
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