Castello di Lauria

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Castello di Lauria

Castello di Lauria
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3.5
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Jeanne maria Griffin
Rome, Italy36 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Although Castiglione di Sicilia is a medieval town, enchantingly perched on a hill with mysterious winding vicoli and old stone houses, not to mention a stupendous view of Etna, the castle itself was a bit disappointing. Not only was it closed the day we visited, the outside really didn't present too much to even see or photograph. It certainly didn't match my expectations after viewing it from a distance.
Another thing, the town itself, which is classified amongst the Most Beautiful Towns in Italy, didn't even have any restaurants or bars open for tourists seeking refreshment. Everything was closed, like Castle Lauria.
Written 9 January 2022
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trooper92
St. Gallen551 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The castle itself is not very special. It is open until 1830/1930 (depending on season). It’s location however is great to watch Mt Etna and the sunset. Only few parking spots nearby, but you can easily park your car in the village and walk up some stairs and narrow streets up to the castle.
Written 1 October 2019
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dogadoga
Ispra, Italy253 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
This is an extraordinary review, even for me. We had been visiting this nice little town which has got an award being the nicest among the "piccoli borghi". In fact, it is nice but, unfortunately, we as a group had always difficulties with the local traffic.Local drivers do not seem to care a lot for pedestrians, especially for bloody foreign tourists. Our (Italian) guide said that - apparently - they are not happy that tourism is flourishing.

Everything was topped when we walked around the fascinating road around the castello di Lauria when a local female driver (with young child sitting next to her and two young men sitting in the back) was accelerating rather than breaking when she saw us on that road. One of the youngsters was even opening the door doing everything to hit us. We had to jump aside in order not to be hurt. Shortly after they stopped and entered their house (beginning of via San Marco). They continued to laugh at us and - apparently - had great fun while we with pale faces had to pass this scene. What a shame!
In the meantime, carabinieri men and local police were drinking their coffee in the main bar, not being aware of what is happening in the (lovely?) little town.
Written 4 January 2018
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Judy L
Hunter Valley, Australia381 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Town has a walking tour which has panels on the footpath which explain all of the old sites. Very well done.
Written 27 September 2017
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ererez
texas103 contributions
Apr 2017 • Family
It was closed but it is part of a lovely walking tour with amazing views of this medieval time.
There are signs next to each monument showing the path . In the center of this little village there is a great pasticerie!
Written 18 April 2017
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MeridianManchester
Manchester312 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
This is the castle, or what is left of it, at the top of Castiglione di Sicilia, a nice hilltop town. The castle mainly consists of rock and a small building with an entrance arch. There is really little to see but the views are good. In the building is a collection of old photographs of processions etc which are interesting but no attempt has been made to show them properly or provide any information about them. They could do so much better and would then be able make a small entry charge.
Written 22 September 2016
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loking80
16 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
Amazing view over the Alcantara's valley. We found it closed, that was a pity because from the external appearance worth a visit. It's better to call some info # before to drive up.
Written 31 January 2016
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yvonne g
Warrington, UK18 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
There was a great view of the valley when you got up to the castle. Also it was wonderful to see the crag martins nesting in the nooks and crannies; we could see the chicks being fed insects by the parents. Worth a visit if you are staying in the area.
Written 28 July 2015
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AdventureJunkies2322
Burlington, Ontario, Canada25 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
It was supposed to be a castle to protect the inhabitant of this region like many other castle in Sicily unfortunately it was never restored to it's original state and I think it would benefit the town of Castiglione di Sicilia however the town is a very interesting place to visit and mostly you should take your time and walk the street of this quint town.
Written 25 December 2014
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psychicliv
England119 contributions
The castle is free to visit and offers good views. The painted ceilings are good but the refurbishment is not completed as yet. Whole visit takes about 20 mins...
Written 5 August 2014
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