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Il Castello della Zisa, Palermo

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  • You get to walk with some hard work at the Palazzo della Zisa and if you are coming from the gardens, beautiful and well maintained, looks closed. You have to take a circuitous route around to find the entrance, but once done the ticket, here is hatch a true wonder. A mixture of Arabic and Norman, a great structure, three high up, with a view of objects, not very rich, but very interesting. Very valuable is the renovation that was done, careful to highlight the difference between the original and reconstructed, but it harmonized with elegant precision.
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  • The visit but expensive the price in relation to the visit, unfortunately the Minister Fernandez has cancelled the rebates to people over 65, I find it shameful.
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  • If you are in more time and you want to push a bit outside the usual circle of monuments you can opt to visit the Zisa. Me to if not loved. The staff is present and available. Definitely worth a visit for its peculiarity, but I'm not wowed.
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  • The building looks quite impressive from outside. However exhibition inside is rather poor. I would not recommend going inside.
  • An interesting place to visit but do your homework beforehand, so that you know what you are visiting and it's significance: no English-speaking staff
  • Like so many others say, beautiful but not worth the admission. Excellent example of the maladministration they you find so much of in the Mezzogiorno. Take photos from outside.
  • Nice outside.
  • Beautifully rebuilt Arab-Norman castle. Fascinating to see what has been restored in brick vs. the original stone. A flawless representation of the original ground plan. Get a combo ticket with Palazzo Abatellis and there you have a perfect afternoon. Also quite near La Cuba, which is worth a visit in its own right.