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Amazing views and pleasant walk back to Taormina.

We went up on the bus (1.90€ each for a single) and walked back down to Taormina. This took 40... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Up in The Sky.

This really is an eye opener . Couldn't believe the views from there . A real gem of a little... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard J
Margate, United Kingdom
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Rotabile castelmola, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews the bus worth a visit spectacular views day trip small village every hour walk up mount etna castle ruins highest point giardini naxos worth the effort worth the climb euros return few days takes about minutes on foot
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went up on the bus (1.90€ each for a single) and walked back down to Taormina. This took 40 minutes, mostly on a paved path which amazingly had cars dotted along it next to many houses. Path starts at the piazza where the bus...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This really is an eye opener . Couldn't believe the views from there . A real gem of a little village on top of the world !!!

Thank Howard J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Etna had been covered in cloud all week, so on the day we got up early to drive to Castelmola we were rewarded with a wonderful view. Larger than it appears, it’s worth an hour of your time and a coffee and the best...More

1  Thank FifiCH H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a change from the beach, this is a village to visit. The view from there is great including on the Etna.

Thank Dominik125
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit but not a huge castle, more of a ruin that provides good views of Etna. Go for the views and then visit the small cafe ... ‘Pier de Cat’

1  Thank Julian B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We drove up to this castle. Thankfully we had a small car because the roads are steep, narrow and winding. We stopped at the first car park near the castle (clearly signposted and 1euro per hour of stay). It was a 5 minute walk up...More

2  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 26 August 2018

You can walk up to the hilltop village of Castelmola- that was one of our options but we took the bus instead. Just over €3 per person return - well worth it! Stunning views down to Taormina, the Saracen's Castle and the Sanctuario Madonna della...More

Thank JGandIG
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my wife whilst holidaying in Taormina. Easily reachable by bus from the town, Castelmola is a must see whilst you’re here. The views down over Taormina to the sea, and all along the Sicilian coast and up to Etna are unreal.

Thank Northern_Casual
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The village of Castelmola is located on the top of a cliff and offers a great view of Etna and the surrounding areas. The castle sits above the village and is not big. You can visit it for free and it offers a memorable looking...More

1  Thank Liana B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The walk up was easy and the views were second to none. Looking over to Etna with surrounding areas was truly memorable. Great view down to Taormina and the sea.The fact that people live in the surrounding area considering the roads they have to drive...More

1  Thank Alice S
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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.