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Aci Castello

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Address: Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 347 848 0680

In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms...

In a corner of the most beautiful coastline of Catania, four platforms hovers above the rocks offering an elegant relax corner.

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A hidden gem

Beautiful little bay with amazing restaurants and picturesque views. Perfect for day away from the city walls

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful little bay with amazing restaurants and picturesque views. Perfect for day away from the city walls

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the bus from outside Catania main railway station to this quiet outlying town. Cheap fare but make sure you know their times as they finish early and timings are 'Italian flexible'. Once out of Catania the views are superb, none more so than this tiny castle jutting out into the sea (was an island until the lava arrived!).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to have a look around as I had seen great reviews on tripadvisor and thought it would be cool to check out. It didn't disappoint, the views there are fantastic and it is fun looking around on the rocks below the castle. It is a shame we couldn't go inside but it was good to look around... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot to spend your Sunday morning with plenty of locals chilling and having some coffee. Somehow busy but very quite :-)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have some free time I would recommend a visit to this lovely castle. Views are lovely and ample parking is available in the area

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Getting to Acicastello from Catania is the best part of it, you drive along the coast towards north and you enjoy the smell of the sea in addition to the colour and the sights. Houses along the road are somehow hidden, the rich Catanesi like understatement and they love privacy.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Stopped by for an afternoon visit. There was some metered parking about 1/4 mile south, as there is a little park and square directly outside the entrance. The castle is closed from 1 to 3, so we went for some lunch and came back at 3. Only 3 euros for entry, well worth it. The castle has a small museum... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The drive along the coast from Catania in the open-top bus is stunning, and the castle is very dramatic against the blue sea. On a sunny April day it was perfect! Well worth driving out to from Catania.

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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Excellent opportunity to see the city higher up. Worth the 3 euros! You could feel the history in the air with the music in the background from the man playing the guitar in the street!

Thank Natalia L
Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We took the red bus to go there (possible also to get there by city bus) and we had a great time to admire the view, small streets of the town and the walk to Aci Trezza along the sea. I did not expect such a nice place!

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