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Castillo de Castelmola

Rotabile castelmola, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28195
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Wonderful labyrinth

Castelmola is small medieval village set on in almost inaccessible cliffs top.A labyrinth of alleys... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mira_Bihac
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Lovely little hamlet at the top of the world

Great view. Fun to stroll the old streets... and the pictures you can take here encompass the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Diane L
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“the bus” (20 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
“small village” (8 reviews)
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Rotabile castelmola, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Castelmola is small medieval village set on in almost inaccessible cliffs top.A labyrinth of alleys ,small streets and roads suddenly opening on a wonderful view.Its a balcony overlooking to a unique natural scenery going from Mt. Etna to Naxos bay ,from the old Theater and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great view. Fun to stroll the old streets... and the pictures you can take here encompass the entire area.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

If in Castelmola, it is essential to climb up to the castle for the stunning views out across the bay and along the coast. Not much of the historic medieval castle remains. There were some well-designed interventions to help visitors a few years ago, but...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Walking the stairs from the main piazza, we climbed, (and climbed, and climbed) stairs to the top of the world. Allow two hours for your visit. The views are fantastic in all directions, especially south toward Etna and east to the sea. If ever you...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

This is a bus ride well worth the 3 euros from Taormina - once I’d got over the fear factor of riding high on the hilltops. Amazing views of Taormina and surrounds from the Castillo, which is just a short walk from where the local...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is a lovely town to visit and easy to get to from Taormina on the local bus which goes every hour. The views from the Castle are lovely and it is a great place to stroll around and have lunch and then take the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The castle itself provides a fantastic panoramic viewpoint which is worth the walk up. Like many other reviewers, took the local bus up to Castelmola for 3 euros return from Taormina. Town itself was very interesting to explore, with lots of small steep streets, with...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The castillo has an interesting history, but only small parts still original. The main purpose to come to Castelamola is the views.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Castelmola has a lot going going it. Beautiful quaint village, great eateries, views, history and it's all just a few KM uphill from Taormina. We took the public bus (3 euros each return, every hour). It only takes about 15 minutes to get there. The...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Definitely worth a trip for the wonderful views. Signposted up some steps from the main piazza, the ruins of the 13th century castello are dramatically situated. We took the bus up to Castelmola and then found the signposted path that leads back down to Taormina....More

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LEighraj
29 October 2015|
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Response from Dlionking | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up to Castelmola and there is plenty of parking. However if you go in the busy season, you have to go early before 9.30am because the parking will be full.
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