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97100 Donnafugata, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews well worth a visit on display inspector montalbano few hours television series period clothing all sorts gelato castle rooms maze grounds house stone costumes terrace furniture
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

I wanted to visit the Castello because Donnafugata was the name of the palazzo in "The Leopard" by Lampedusa (which every visitor to Sicily should read). This is not the same place but the Castello does give you a very good idea of how the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bellini6
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We visiting this castle as part of our Inspector Montalbano tour, however even people who had not watched that series loved this building - the series of rooms, some beautifully decorated with many containing gorgeous examples of period costumes. Then outside; go up the steps...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

615721151 This site belongs to Ragusa and they need a lot of money for its upkeep. It is clear that the running costs must be phenomenal because it is so extensive and any such building requires constant refurbishment. The grounds and gardens could be wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Certainly worth the visit if you're in SE Sicily. The castle grounds are a bit "under-gardened" but one can imagine how fancy the place was once when the money was flush. Some good exhibits in the castle about the family that once lived there, and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This is one of the Moltalbano filming locations my wife wanted to visit as she is originally from Sicily. I have never watched the series... But it was a nice way to spend the afternoon an evening. The castle displays Belle Époque costumes and furniture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claudio S
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My 10 year old daughter was concerned that this historical site would have “fake stuff” but no worries there! The staff of Donnafugata seem to be fine with leaving the palace exactly as it was when the last countess moved out circa WWI... same furniture...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

On our Montalbano-inspired Sicilian holiday, we took a trip out to the Castillo. With cheap parking and various service outlets nearby, we had a leisure wander around the Castle. It was not very busy the afternoon we visited and offers a nice look back at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Really nice castle. Good tour. Gardens were lovely and the maze kept us busy for hour or so. More explanation in English would have been great but didn’t detract from the historical feel.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank m4martina
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We had a tour trip to this location, and wow what a place this is they have kept all of the clothes from the Edwardian to the 20s and the castle is a fantastic place to visit, even the stone maze is from Inspector Montalbano,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

It was really a big shame that we could not enter! On the way from the parking place to the castle there were about 15 wild dogs and they were quite aggressive. people from the bar on the street were encouraging the visitors but one...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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29 September 2016|
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Response from Chris A | Reviewed this property |
As the others have said, opening times can vary but mornings are a safe bet and there are places outside the castello for lunch. The admission is fee is not a lot and it is well worth getting admission to the gardens as well... More
16 May 2016|
Response from Di S | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't remember but they were kind of strange times.
21 March 2015|
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Response from domenico f | Reviewed this property |
From Punta Secca (municipality of S.Croce Camerina) follow indications to Ragusa. At 17° km you can see sign-post for the Castle
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