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Seen it a couple of times. Nice for night view of the town and stars. Take a pizza to go and go up for a night picnic

Enjoyable. Need to check current opening hours. Frescoes are nice. also enjoy the plaza outside... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2017
houston tx
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Wonderful views from up there

We went on Sunday so the castle was closed. The area was quite. Wonderful views to the countryside... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Doha, Qatar
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  • Terrible9%
22 Dec 2017
“Neat to see once”
3 Oct 2017
“It's old but you can't get in”
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

It is okay. You can't go in and trash all around it. Don't make a special trip, but see it if you are in Paterno.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 672dusting
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Interesting to see, it's a huge walk up hill, but you can't get in. As it's the only thing, apparently, worth seeing, you must do it.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SteveandDD
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable. Need to check current opening hours. Frescoes are nice. also enjoy the plaza outside. Night views of the city and valley.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank diagiordano
Reviewed 18 November 2016

I was really looking forward to visiting this historic site and had planned to visit primarily to see it. However the castle was not open and there was graffiti everywhere. It was a real pity as it looks so interesting. However to see it on...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank fjane84
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I guess here people do not give much importance to what's left of their history as this castle was closed together with another chiesa in the vicinity. although from the outside it looked great and one may admire the lovely view of the city from...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank amelie a
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went on Sunday so the castle was closed. The area was quite. Wonderful views to the countryside and the full width of Mount Etna.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Moody3000
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Sunday. Found the castle closed and the stairs smelled terribly after pee :-(. Lots of graffiti on the walls of the castle and the church. Lots of rubbish. Cemetary was also closed. This potential beautiful place felt like a ghosttown...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank John_en_Jolanda
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We got here just as it opened. It is unusual in that it is built of lava and it is built on a wonderful site giving fantastic views. On English castle standards I would call it small, more like a fort but it is still...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank adrian_foxley
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I was told it was similar to the castle in Motta but it was a lot bigger that I expected it to be. The view is pretty amazing, I wish I would have had an english speaking guide - I think it would have been...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank twnkultoes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Interesting place with an interesting history. Our host Francesco gave us a little tour. From here you have a beautiful view over Paterno and the Etna.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Silvia G
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