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Address: Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Nice castle

Well worth a visit. Views across the sea are nice. A few euros each to visit, wouldn't do it on a hot day though. Small museum. Slide show in Italian. Allow a few hours to explore... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Vire-Normandie, France
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Vire-Normandie, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit. Views across the sea are nice. A few euros each to visit, wouldn't do it on a hot day though. Small museum. Slide show in Italian. Allow a few hours to explore and take photos.

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Thank Elaine H
Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing old, partially restored fortress. Parts are from the 12th century up too the 20th. Not much fun nterpretation so take a guide book. Well worth it for the views alone

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For 2 Eoro each, my husband and I enjoyed exploring the fortress and castle grounds, along with a small museum. The castle is under renovation and was not open but we had plenty of other areas to see in the complex.

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Thank collinsaim
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Castello can get ferociously hot if visited in the heat of the day, but go underground into the cellars and armoury to search out some refreshing cool. This is a wonderful hour's explore with history book in hand - there is a guide book at the entrance kiosk which is worth purchasing to get an understanding of the Castello's... More 

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Thank Carrie P
Kaiserslautern
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We planned on visiting as much of Siracusa as possible while traveling the southeast section of Sicily and especially didn't want to miss the Castello Maniace. A beautifully architectured structure sited prominently on the southernmost point of the island of Ortigia. We were not disappointed as we came upon the castle, but were soon saddened by the fact that the... More 

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siracusa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

the castle is a good point to make pictures of the island. if you go on a sunny day you will enjoy it

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Thank nikka_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Reading some of the not satisfied reviews for this wonderful castle, I was not so keen on visiting. But fortunately, I went to have a look and I spent 2 unforgettable hours. I felt I am really going back to the Frederick II age in Sicily. Hard to describe all my feelings, but I completely suggest the visit!

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Thank Janoklobasa
Grim up North
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Having been brought up on the South Welsh borders, I'm both a sucker for an historic castle and also regularly disappointed by many of them, as they don't cut the mustard compared to the ones I romped round as a nipper. As we wandered towards the top end of Ortygia Island at the spit end of Syracuse town, I spotted... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The best part of this experience was to walk along the tops of the walls and admire the views of the sea and Siracusa. Museum exhibit of artifacts found here is very small. Very little information provides about the castle.

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Thank Thomas V
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We spend only 30 minutes there at it was very cold and the wind was beating us. You cannot visit the castle interior, due to reconstruction work, we have visited the interior courtyard and the walls. Amazing feeling and vue to the sea.

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