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Aci Castello

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Address: Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 347 848 0680

In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms...

In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks offering an elegant relax corner.

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If you have some free time I would recommend a visit to this lovely castle. Views are lovely and ample parking is available in the area

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you have some free time I would recommend a visit to this lovely castle. Views are lovely and ample parking is available in the area

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting to Acicastello from Catania is the best part of it, you drive along the coast towards north and you enjoy the smell of the sea in addition to the colour and the sights. Houses along the road are somehow hidden, the rich Catanesi like understatement and they love privacy.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by for an afternoon visit. There was some metered parking about 1/4 mile south, as there is a little park and square directly outside the entrance. The castle is closed from 1 to 3, so we went for some lunch and came back at 3. Only 3 euros for entry, well worth it. The castle has a small museum... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive along the coast from Catania in the open-top bus is stunning, and the castle is very dramatic against the blue sea. On a sunny April day it was perfect! Well worth driving out to from Catania.

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Excellent opportunity to see the city higher up. Worth the 3 euros! You could feel the history in the air with the music in the background from the man playing the guitar in the street!

Thank Natalia L
Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took the red bus to go there (possible also to get there by city bus) and we had a great time to admire the view, small streets of the town and the walk to Aci Trezza along the sea. I did not expect such a nice place!

1 Thank magdalenawro2017
Or Yehuda, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Picturesque medieval castle jutting out into the sea. Beautiful shoreline. For us nature lovers, this was the best attraction in Catania! [NOTE: Mount Etna (one of the highlights of our visit to Sicily - see my review), is NOT really in Catania, although it is listed as such on Trip Advisor.]

Thank Yitzchak M
Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A beautiful little town/village not very far from Catania, with beautiful sea view. Easy to reach by bus 534 (only 1 EUR) from Catania. Same bus goes to Acistrezza and the distance between them can be done on foot, to enjoy the beautiful coast view.

1 Thank InaTatiana
Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

It is easier to get to neither to get out. Really there are no timetables at the bus stop so you do not understand what direction to take. Another thing that buses go by different street and nobody to ask because only very little people speak English. My experience by getting out of this area, was some time for waiting... More 

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Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

I find this area is a little overestimated by the locals so I'll not give 5 stars. However, it's worth a visit if you have some 1 -3 spare hours and fancy a walk by the sea.

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