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If you want great views of the Catalabiano area, this is a must visit. Not much else to do once... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
Naveed S
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Nice views and enjoyable walk down to the village.

We took the funicular up to the castle and decided to walk back down to the village. The views are... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Basel, Switzerland
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L’ascesa al colle della “terra vecchia”, resa possibile dal suggestivo ascensore panoramico inclinato, conferisce ai visitatori la duplice emozione di godere una vista, di grande valenza paesaggistica, del comprensorio Taormina-Etna e della valle...more
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

If you want great views of the Catalabiano area, this is a must visit. Not much else to do once your there. Toilets are available. Take some water with you, which you can buy from the ticket shop before the ascent to the castle. Parking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Naveed S
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

I number of locals said we were waisting our time visiting this attraction. I understand what they were saying. The castle has had some money thrown at it. Quite a lot of money by the look of some of the things that have been done...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Halide69
Reviewed August 9, 2018

7€ round trip to visit the Arab castle and look at the beautiful scenery,with the elevator. from June opening hours will from 16-22. I am very pleased to see that everything has been replenished and looking forward to bringing my friends.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank patrizia v
Reviewed July 29, 2018

A magical site with lovely views. The restoration is beatiful and the video showing the story of the reconstructiion is enjoyable.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lg77772015
Reviewed June 3, 2018

We took the funicular up to the castle and decided to walk back down to the village. The views are very nice from the top. During the high season you can probably have a drink and a meal there but when we were there everything...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AnneTr2015
Reviewed September 27, 2017

Before you plan to go visit their website which gives all the information you need about opening hours and costs. There are seasonal timetables and some days of the week they are shut. The funicular is an interesting way to access the castle, but can...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

It's in the shadows of Taormina and there is no much left... but... the atmosphere and history behind and the view are all worth! Strongly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Francesco T
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The castle is simply amazing. Cost to entrance is reasonable. Ride on the funicular is spectacular, going higher and higher and the views get even more beautiful. The castle is beautiful and well-kept. We had the opportunity to walk freely about, at each room there...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank agfhsyn6
Reviewed March 3, 2017

this is a must see castle, no artifacts on site or proper info. panels but a very good Italian speaking guide will show you around quiet easily. clean toilets but no proper restaurant\cafeteria on site.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank mary rose g
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Not anything to say about it, except that it - and the funicular - is closed. We are told by the admirable and knowledgeable people at our hotel that it will not be open this year. So no real review but, given that it was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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