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All reviews under renovation with great sea views southern tip renovations are complete small museum worth a visit map room old fortress entrance fee southern end interesting visit opening times nice walk guide book ortigia island guided tour exhibition
From the tickets desk, you really wonder why you have to pay to see this castle. Do not be fooled, there is far more here than an initial look shows.
Firstly, it is a truly big place – much bigger than it appears from the...More
We were staying on the Island of Ortygia for a few days and Castello Maniace was a must-see for us.
As an aside the walk to the Castle is also very nice.
Castello Maniace is a castle (or fortress) which is located at the far...More
Once you have your ticket go over the draw bridge and turn left to a low level building. This has a copy of an 18th plan of the fortress and the planned improvements the new owners were going to make. It helps explain how the...More
After a walk on the sea front, we reached this castle, at the tip of the peninsula. The entrance fee is quite small and it is worth it, as inside the strength of the thick walls fights with the power of the sea. Not enough...More
We paid €4 pp to enter. Check opening times as the ticket office was closed when we came out (13.30pm?). Great views from various sections. Spacious. The ceramic grenades in the museum were interesting.
We must have gotten lucky, as most of the castle seemed open when we were there in early September 2018. The only big part still under renovation that we couldn’t go was the inner most courtyard, but you could see it through the glass panels...More