We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Abandones castle, but what a view”

Castello di Santa Caterina
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The Castello is situated on top of Favignana's highest hill. During WW II,it used to be an observation post, to help the local government see enemy ships from afar. Now the Castle is deserted and the communication hardware is scattered around the building, long useless. The climb up the hill is relatively easy (45 minutes up and 30 minutes down), best done in the early morning during summer. The scenery is 360 degrees around the island, allowing a spectacular view of the Egadi Islands, Trapani, Marsala and beyond.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Michele_E_11_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (384)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"late afternoon"
in 2 reviews
"masala"
in 2 reviews
"castle"
in 13 reviews
"exercise"
in 2 reviews
"observation"
in 2 reviews
"catalina"
in 3 reviews
"post"
in 2 reviews
"hike"
in 4 reviews
"mid"
in 2 reviews
"trapani"
in 4 reviews
"scooter"
in 2 reviews
"sun"
in 3 reviews
"island"
in 7 reviews
Filter

7 - 11 of 384 reviews

Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice option for a walk, avoid noon-time, though and take a plenty of water.
To arrive there, just follow the signs and basically go straight in direction of the castle. Heading there from Favignana, first pass next to Tonnara, and follow the path until you see the steps. You can't really climb the hill - from the bottom to the top you just follow the steps!
Well worth a walk, great views towards Marettimo and Trapani, although you can't really access the castle (ex-prison).

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank essinia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2015

The walk upto the castle is worthwhile on paved paths and you get terrific views of the town and the rest of the island and of the other islands. However you need to be careful as you go and there is lots of rubbish, doorways which are unsafe and parts of floors which are collapsing. Some rooms are full of old military junk and I hope that the Favignana council will close off some of the areas before someone has a bad accident.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank drin_drin_11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Climbed up to the Castello di Santa Caterina , 30'mn up from Favignana town . road + stairs enable most everyone to reach to the Castle and to be gifted of the most amazing views of the islands and the coast of Trapani province. a full enjoyment at town doorstep. must do!

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank Jayce1964
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2014

You can see the way to this fortress lit up from practically all of Favignana, and it gets your curiosity high to visit and explore the place.

The way up is quite a task - I was about to give up several times. It is really challenging and steep to get to the fortress.

The views from the fortress are breath-taking and make the effort worthwhile. Do not expect to see a castle as the name suggests. It is really a fortress which has been abandoned. Please take care also when walking around the fortress as it does not seem to safe!

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank CharleneM822
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Castello di Santa Caterina also viewed

Isola di Favignana, Aegadian Islands
Isola di Favignana, Aegadian Islands
 
Isola di Favignana, Aegadian Islands
 

Been to Castello di Santa Caterina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing