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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Nice Views and Nice photo opportunities

Expansive nice views of the sea from the castle ramparts with nice photo opportunities. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington, DC
Not much to see

The admission cost is reasonable. There is one room with an explanation of the history of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just popped in to see this castle whilst just wandering the streets of Ortigia. Nice views, not overly expensive, but not a great deal to see inside.

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

the castle is lacking alot of maintenance. have a small museum, but the rest, they just let you go and see for yourself without any signs explaining what is what. some of the wood passwalk is getting rotten.

Thank 90niki84
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great experience walking on the grounds of this castle at the far southern end of Ortigia. We arrived early in the morning and practically had the place to ourselves. There is a lot to see and explore.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across Castello Maniace on our last day in Ortigia. I'm not quite how we missed it on previous days, but it was an interesting old castle, offering some lovely sea views. There was also an exhibition about the Italian transport police, which featured...More

Thank Adam P
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