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Il Castello della Zisa, Palermo

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  • It is not clear why not put an entrance from both access roads. If you are coming from the "wrong", the entrance is a treasure hunt. The exterior is very nice and the inside very disappointing not worth the ticket
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  • Interesting to visit is the castle that the gardens, unfortunately the setting loses a lot due to the presence of old buildings that surround it, the tour allows you to see the kind of Arab-Norman architecture which is found in many other buildings of Palermo. The assessment just enough is the difficulty of finding the entrance to the facility, we followed the signs found along the tourist route and we found ourselves at the cancelled the castle with closed gate, we tried to turn around but we came back to the same point at the end from within a person gave us directions to pass a gate that stood on the wall and seemed private follow the wall and in the end we found a gate from which access was gained to the structure.
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  • visiting Palermo you can't miss to visit it, very well maintained offers a scenario that revives the ancient glories and the surrounding area is very beautiful with gardens
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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.