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Castello Maniace

Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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This is under major renovation and you can’t go into the main castle at all. You can walk on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoddd
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Delightful staff manning this castle

when we lived in Siracusa 41 years ago we were never able to visit this amazing place as it was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
writer5
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Ferring, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
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“nice castle” (4 reviews)
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Via Castello Maniace 51, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is under major renovation and you can’t go into the main castle at all. You can walk on the walls a little, so it’s worth going in for this alone. Only €2 entry. Remember only open in mornings and not every day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when we lived in Siracusa 41 years ago we were never able to visit this amazing place as it was then being used as a barracks. The staff admit that there is work in progress but we still enjoyed looking round this ruin and gazing...More

Thank writer5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Historic fort with great views of the city. Definitely worth visiting when you're in Ortigia. A short walk from the center of town.

Thank finman66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 13 September 2017

€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 21 August 2017 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 2 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
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