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The Tower of Charles V

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Via Francesco Crispi, 92014 Porto Empedocle, Sicily Italy
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Most Mt. Etna excursions stop at the Silvestri Craters on the lava-covered slopes, but with this exclusive tour you can reach the top of Europe’s highest active volcano with a volcanologist guide. Take a cable car and off-road vehicle to Torre del Filosofo and then continue on foot about a mile (2 kilometers) to the summit craters. Learn about the volcano’s history from your guide and enjoy sweeping views over the coastline.
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Volga E wrote a review Feb 2017
29 contributions3 helpful votes
Here can be good if you really want to kill some time...some old sea stuff and that's it..it was a prison maybe but you wont see anything interesting..
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Reddantheaddick wrote a review Jun 2016
London, United Kingdom180 contributions61 helpful votes
This is a small town not much to see they have a free museum in this tower and they could not really charge for it but you should go in it's about the only thing in town to see, don't expect much and you will not be disappointed
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Date of experience: June 2016
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Justallwoman wrote a review May 2015
Stourbridge, United Kingdom60 contributions23 helpful votes
A cool place to mooch around - very close to both port and town - Quiet worth a visit as views from top are good.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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Martin T wrote a review Mar 2015
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom2428 contributions422 helpful votes
A working port town made famous as the fictional town of Vigata in the Inspector Montalbano novels by Andrea Camilleri. The 16th century Tower Fort of The Bourbon King, Charles V, at the harbour end of Via Roma is worth a visit, the scene of an unfortunate massacre. There was a sculpture exhibition when we were there: the gallery rooms make the most of the interesting spaces within the tower. There’s also Inspector Montalbano’s bronze statue and a large sandy beach. Not sure that there’s much more to see.
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Date of experience: March 2015
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Hari76 wrote a review Oct 2014
Jaipur, India1 contribution
Sometimes this sight is used as museum, not during our stay in Porto Empedocle, but is really beautiful to see. Close to the port and the city center is a nice place where to stay waiting the ship to go in Lampedusa
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Date of experience: September 2014
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