Aci Castello, Catania

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#3 of 17 in Historic Sites in Catania
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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  • August 17, 2017
    Its a really small town, the castle is really cool though. The castle looks like it was carved from the rock. The view from of Aci Trezza is pretty awesome.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    The country is small and the Castle, overlooking the sea, is a cultural attraction that deserves to be visited. Within the walls there is a lovely Botanical Garden, and a museum with objects from the past and local history. In an hour you can visit safely.
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  • August 10, 2017
    people lovely, with great atmosphere, around beautiful beaches, very cheap in any restaurant, eats the beautiful coast
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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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