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It is a long hike up a lot of steps just for a view, because the castle itself is not available to the public. Unless you need to get your fitbit steps in I would skip, as the view isnt terribly better than what you...More
My husband and I walked up the portion of the trail from Taormina to the Castello Saraceno. It’s essentially a series of steps cut into the cliff, with a stop near the castle at an old church built into the rocks. The steps are regularly...More
From Taormina looks perfect. The way is easier as one could expect looking from below.And finally the closed door. So we have to go back, down...On the way we doscovered the people on the top ! Which way ? Simply - through the hole in...More
It’s a stiff climb so you need to be reasonably fit. I would also recommend that you take some water and don’t do it at midday.
When you get to the castle it looks as if it is closed but you can squeeze through the...More
The castle itsself is officially closed and there is no entry. But a missing bar in he gate allows you access with a bit of a squeeze, so you do so at your own risk.. There are great views of Taormina, Etna and the coast....More
It is worth climbing to the castle all the way from Via Circonvallazione, just outside the old town, both for great exercise as well as the changing views over the town.
Along the way you will come across Sanctuario Madonna della Rocca, accessible by the...More
The view is worth every step upward! It’s not a difficult climb per se, but you’ll need to pace yourself if you are not in shape. Our of the 31 in our group, we were the only 2 to venture up. I almost didn’t go...More
It is worth the steps from the Umberto Corso (although you can cut a lot of steps out by using the road), the view is fantastic, you can see the whole of Taormina and neighbouring towns, great views of Etna. If you listen hard you...More
First, the guide books say this castle is closed to visitors and I suspect this deters some from visiting.
There is a whole in the gate through which you can squeeze to get to the top, but if not the hike up is still spectacular....More