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Run up of you dare.

On strava you can see that many people have run up to the castle. From favignana but the tuna... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
JoelDunning
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UK
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Worth the climb

As soon as I arrived into Favignana and spotted the castle, I was keen on climbing to the top and... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
David D
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

On strava you can see that many people have run up to the castle. From favignana but the tuna factory to the top took me 33 minute. The record is 13minutes !! Anyway. Worth the trip if you want a challenge and a lovely view...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We were told by the locals that this place is "Historic"...So we rode the scooter to the base of the steps. We were told that it takes about 45 minutes to walk up this walkway. My wife and I are in our mid 60's. It...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The full walk is quite easy and it takes no longer than 45 minutes. In alternative you can even reach half of it by bike. The view is cool and normally it is recommended to go around late afternoon to enjoy the sunset time. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

As soon as I arrived into Favignana and spotted the castle, I was keen on climbing to the top and checking it out. And to my surprise you can still go inside. (Despite the signs telling you not to) however I wouldn't go alone. Firstly...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The Castello is situated on top of Favignana's highest hill. During WW II,it used to be an observation post, to help the local government see enemy ships from afar. Now the Castle is deserted and the communication hardware is scattered around the building, long useless....More

1  Thank Michele_E_11_11
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice option for a walk, avoid noon-time, though and take a plenty of water. To arrive there, just follow the signs and basically go straight in direction of the castle. Heading there from Favignana, first pass next to Tonnara, and follow the path until you...More

2  Thank essinia
Reviewed October 8, 2015

The walk upto the castle is worthwhile on paved paths and you get terrific views of the town and the rest of the island and of the other islands. However you need to be careful as you go and there is lots of rubbish, doorways...More

2  Thank drin_drin_11
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Climbed up to the Castello di Santa Caterina , 30'mn up from Favignana town . road + stairs enable most everyone to reach to the Castle and to be gifted of the most amazing views of the islands and the coast of Trapani province. a...More

2  Thank Giancarlo A
Reviewed September 30, 2014

You can see the way to this fortress lit up from practically all of Favignana, and it gets your curiosity high to visit and explore the place. The way up is quite a task - I was about to give up several times. It is...More

1  Thank CharleneM822
Reviewed June 27, 2014

A steep Hike up 1030 Ft (314 metres) to Castello Santa Caterina, ( Castle of Saint Catherine in English) on Favignana Island takes about an hour plus depending if you find the path the first time up! Be prepared because it is a steep hike...More

4  Thank RedVelvetVoyage
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