Norman fortress of Aci Castello

Interesting
The Norman fortress built of black volcanic rock flouts the sea from its rocky outcrop. Saturnia fort has stood here since the Roman era having being destroyed several times - King Tancred deciding to rebuild it in 1189. Under the Bourbons, it was remodelled as a prison and is now home to the museo civico (minerals and archaeological pieces). Make sure to take advantage of the view from the top of castle over Cyclops' Reefs

Useful information

Address:

Piazza Castello, 95021 Aci-Castello

Price:

3 €

Opening hours

9am-1pm, 4pm-8pm (3pm-5pm in winter)

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