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Aci Castello, Catania

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Castle Historic Site
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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  • a good to stop-by spot, seeing this ancient castle. there was a gate leading up but it was closed when we were there. not sure if the inside would be opened for visit. there were people sun-bathing an...  more »
  • Beautiful little bay with amazing restaurants and picturesque views. Perfect for day away from the city walls  more »
  • We took the bus from outside Catania main railway station to this quiet outlying town. Cheap fare but make sure you know their times as they finish early and timings are 'Italian flexible'. Once out o...  more »
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  • Built in the 11th century on a cliff overlooking the sea and overlooks the town of Acicastello, some of Byzantine origin. its origin is Still uncertain for another Norman ...
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  • A nice little castle, pleasant restaurants, Castle stairs, which you can go down to a small Cove.
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  • Small but nice ... Beautiful waterfront with the Castle Square
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  • Beautiful seaside resorts. Recommend a visit to the Castle
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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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