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Castello Nelson

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Via Taormina, 95034 Bronte, Sicily Italy
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Robert T wrote a review Apr 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom61 contributions17 helpful votes
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 it is, as Dr Johnson put it, worth seeing but not worth going to see.
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Date of experience: March 2017
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MeridianManchester wrote a review Sep 2016
Manchester309 contributions135 helpful votes
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 they had! Not even Italian. She did take us to the entrance and pointed out where to go. The villa is a really nice building but as so often in Italy it could have been presented so much better. They desperately need a national trust. Inside the house was gloomy and the hallway was full of documents and pictures relating to Nelson but you could hardly read them. We enjoyed our visit but it could have been so much better. They charge €3 to visit but it could attrct a much higher charge with a bit of work.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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ghibesan wrote a review Aug 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia228 contributions62 helpful votes
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 town on the grounds, as well as a sculpture garden. Grab some Pane Condito at the panificio on your way in from Bronte and have yourself a picnic.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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Minackman wrote a review May 2016
Bridport, United Kingdom206 contributions129 helpful votes
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. However his daughter Charlotte married into another famous naval family, the Hoods and she started a close connection between the family and Castello di Nelson which lasted up until 1981. The buildings, an old converted abbey and its dependencies, are not exceptional and the beautiful garden is in need of a little more attention. But, the history of the place and what the Hoods have left behind in the way of Nelsonian memorabilia makes this an attraction that is well worth visiting if you are nearby. There is an entry charge, but it is modest.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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dandela wrote a review Jan 2016
MAlta europe45 contributions18 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2015
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