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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Views and Some Art

Excellent views of the sea and of the old town. Climb around on the castle walls. Good permanent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Nothing to do here - pointless

There really isn't much to see here. There is an exhibition of broken crockery and some toilets... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent views of the sea and of the old town. Climb around on the castle walls. Good permanent art exhibit. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There really isn't much to see here. There is an exhibition of broken crockery and some toilets. The castle is partially closed. There's no explanation as to what anything is. There's good views but that's about it. The one inescapable fact is that the castle...More

Thank Caustonator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is the end part of the island and some 2-3 euros entrance fees. But be aware that the castle is open until 1 PM, so you have to be on-time as from bus/train station it is bit far. The castle has a huge...More

Thank Nikit_Deshmukh
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Although there are limited hours it is open, Castello Maniace is a less-touristed historic site on Ortigia Island / Siracusa, Sicily and is inexpensive to enter. It is uninhabited and empty, but the fortress itself is interesting and afford great views in many directions. One...More

Thank m_bernarding
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Expansive nice views of the sea from the castle ramparts with nice photo opportunities. Interesting small museum explaining the history of the site as well as artifacts that were found over the centuries. We did not get to see the interior, which is under renovation,...More

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The admission cost is reasonable. There is one room with an explanation of the history of the castle, which is in dual languages, there is also a film, which is only in Italian. The castle is well constructed and easy to walk around, with nice...More

Thank JudyGraham
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is one of the view castles built by Frederick II in Sicily. Can anybody explain why this closes at 14.30 on a certain day and has different opening and closing times during the week? If it’s there, why close it at a time when...More

Thank Robert d
Reviewed 6 June 2017

2 euros and you enter an ancient world, with some stunning views , located at the southern tip of Ortigia , about 20 minutes walk from Parchegio Talete . Come in the morning and bring your cameras . Don't miss . From here you can...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 23 May 2017

An interesting fortification at the extreme southern end of Ortigia. Understanding the detail would be helped if there were more information points around the site. The film show in the map room gave some useful information.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 21 May 2017

As previous reviewers have noted there is very little signage to direct or inform you of your walk about varying levels of the castle. It's undeniably impressive,though,with its mighty walls and imposing position. There was a woman who blew a whistle if anyone clambered to...More

Thank brandlyn
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