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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Old fort on edge of Ortygia

It's more the structure and the views at this place then anything. No information provided but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
Impressive Military Construction

Though heavily downgraded it is still an impressive military structure and it's possible to go up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed yesterday

It's more the structure and the views at this place then anything. No information provided but it's a nice walk around and not much to get in.

Thank temashana
Reviewed yesterday

Though heavily downgraded it is still an impressive military structure and it's possible to go up on the ramparts which offer wonderful panoramas in all directions. Very good small exhibitions

Thank AJB14
Reviewed yesterday

The castle is well worth a visit. It's only 4 euros entrance fee. There are some spectacular views from inside the castle looking out . A great piece of history.

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 1 week ago

€2 doesn't buy you much these days but it can get you into this. There's no guided tour but you're allowed to roam the grounds at your will. The little museum was a bonus

Thank MissDiscodolly
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locatet at the most far point of Ortigia island/peninsula, this fort has great location as defensive barrier and is very old. However, it doesn't seem packed with activities, but provides nice views. Interesting entrance gate.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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 25 July 2017 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 20 July 2017

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 10 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
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