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Address: Colle s.Caterina, Sicily, Italy

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Breathtaking views!

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... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
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32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank essinia
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Giancarlo A
Swieqi, Malta
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank Charlene M
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2014

A steep Hike up 1030 Ft (314 metres) to Castello Santa Caterina, ( Castle of Saint Catherine in English) on Favignana Island takes about an hour plus depending if you find the path the first time up! Be prepared because it is a steep hike up and it gets warm in the summer with no foliage or trees to offer... More 

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Tecumseh, Canada
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153 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This place reminds one of the old days of nobles living. The food was fresh and one can taste the difference in the sea food. A definite keeper.

Thank LouIenna
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2013

the castle is not that nice its abounded but the view is nice for me the hill was hard but not impossible either dont go in the hot sun :D :D

Thank ALEX S
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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357 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Not a castle, but an abandoned fortress, it is worth the hike up a road and lots of stairs to get there. Be sure to explore inside, too.

Thank LesPicker
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2012

so its a derelict fort on a mountain, I spent the first week and a half saying "nope not going up there ill never make it", well we did go and its a killer trek long steep paths but the views are amazing especially at dusk

Thank casseaLeeds
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

The castle was more of a challenge - it's about climbing, not sightseeing; the castle itself is in ruins, such a shame! You get all the nice views over Favignana, the neighbouring Levanzo and the sea, so if you like walking, it's worth giving it a try.

Thank eiola

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