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Aci Castello, Catania

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View the sea from the 11th-century black lava stone castle at Aci Castello. Step inside this Norman fortress, built upon a rocky volcanic outcrop, to visit the City Museum, which houses a collection of archaeological artifacts and minerals. From the small castle's rooftop cactus garden, take in views of the gulf of Catania and neighboring islands. A visit to Aci Castello represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Catania trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Arrived in Aci Castello by city bus, I found only a panoramic terrace from which you can see the sea and a little farther on the Cyclops of Acitrezza. Imposing Castle, but not open to the public. ACI Trezza can be reached on foot along a bumpy and dangerous. Nice view but I expected more.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 Catani...  more »
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  • Site piccolino, with fantastic views, an interesting story, one low price (€ 3), an exhibition of minerals and a rich botanical garden. Often used for ceremonies and weddings.
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  • Is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating, about 7 km from the Centre of Catania. The Norman castle, dating back to the 11th century AD, is a destination not to be missed.
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  • Simply meravigliosp!
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