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Piece of British history in rural Sicily

Lovely structure and grounds to walk around. You can enter the church, and the living quarters... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
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An average property, but an extraordinary story

A grateful King Ferdinand created Horatio Nelson Duke of Bronte in 1799 and gave him a feudal... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
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9 Apr 2017
“A historical oddity”
22 Sep 2016
“Good but could be so much better”
Castle bequeathed to Nelson, but lived in only by his heirs.
Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Maniace, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 690018
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This of course was the castle (former monastery) and estate given to Nelson and kept by his heirs. It must have been something of a white elephant. At the moment it is closed for extensive renovations, but we could wander around. In its present state...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Robert T
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had some difficulty finding it - we were following brown signs but at the gate the signs are yellow and we drove straight past! We were welcomed by a member of staff who gave us an information sheet in French - it was all...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank MeridianManchester
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely structure and grounds to walk around. You can enter the church, and the living quarters freely. You can also visit very small remnants of the monastery that was there before they built the current structure. There is a small children's park run by the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

A grateful King Ferdinand created Horatio Nelson Duke of Bronte in 1799 and gave him a feudal estate of some 15,000 acres a few miles away at Maniace. Nelson never visited before his death at Trafalgar in 1805 nor did his heir and brother William....More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Minackman
Reviewed 11 January 2016

If you around maniace visit lord nelson's castle. Take a short tour inside and walk through the gardens. There is also a kids park were to relax and spend some recreational time

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank dandela
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The typical English setting of the garden and surrounding land makes for a quiet spot to sit and relax. the castle itself is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank cm5966
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Nice site but not worth the entrance! You only see it from the outside.... where cars also are parked... It was just disappointing.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Toni H
Reviewed 22 May 2015

An interesting and quiet place off the beaten track. If you are around mount Etna it's worth your visit. The place is just beautiful! We got a breaf information sheet at the entrance and were free to visit the house on our own. With no...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Anastasia V
Reviewed 7 May 2015

Visting Bronte with a literary group, we thought of skipping this and just stopping for pistachios somewhere. Glad we didn't since the "Castle" and the gardens were a highlight of the day. Plus we happened upon a slow food convention and got to taste Pistachios...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank TGRinRome
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Very beautiful corner at the NW foot of Mt. Etna. Nice woods around, stunning landscape (especially in early spring time) a little river, a perfect place for historical visit and having also a pic-nic around.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank 160alessandrob
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