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President Park Hotel

President Park Hotel

0.2 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (186 reviews)

Situated in Aci Castello, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lachea Island and Norman Castle. Casa del Nespolo …

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Hotel Nettuno

Hotel Nettuno

2.8 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (184 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943, Massimo …

£65
Art & Jazz Hotel

Art & Jazz Hotel

4.1 mi from Norman Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (46 reviews)

Situated in Catania, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Proserpina Fountain, Massimo Bellini Theater, and Palazzo Biscari. …

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Romano House

Romano House

4.6 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manganelli Palace and Massimo Bellini Theater. …

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UNA Hotel Palace

UNA Hotel Palace

4.6 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (595 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Metropolitan Theater, Catania Cathedral, and …

£118
Hotel Manganelli Palace

Hotel Manganelli Palace

4.7 mi from Norman Castle
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (92 reviews)

Situated in Catania, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gothic-Catalan Arch of Saint John of Friars, Massimo Bellini …

£56
Il Principe Hotel

Il Principe Hotel

4.9 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (425 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Benedetto Church, Elephant Fountain, an …

£83
Liberty Hotel

Liberty Hotel

4.9 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (393 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St. Agatha the Vetere, Benedictine …

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Asmundo di Gisira

Asmundo di Gisira

5 mi from Norman Castle
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Catania, this bed & breakfast is steps from Piazza Mazzini, Greek-Roman Theatre, and Elephant Fountain. Catania …

£71
Catania International Airport Hotel

Catania International Airport Hotel

6.6 mi from Norman Castle
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (467 reviews)

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Catania Beach, Ursino Castle, and Catania Cathedral. …

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Pocket Guide: Aci Castello Norman Castle Hotels

The Norman Castle of Aci Castello is one of the most dramatic sights along this part of the Ionian Sea Coast. It’s easy to visit and spend a day mooching around both the castle and Aci Castello, less than seven miles from Catania.

The Story of the Norman Castle

In the early part of the 11th Century, the Normans built this imposing castle on the remains of a seventh-century fort. Sitting on a high ridge of lava, the castle holds a commanding position over the Ionian Sea. When it was built, it was sitting on a lava promontory surrounded by water, but a lava flow in 1169 joined the promontory to the mainland.

As with many castles in the region, it was home to royals and had a military purpose, as well as serving as a prison. Nowadays the castle is home to the Museo Civico, which has archaeological and paleontological collections.

Visiting the Norman Castle

The castle’s collections not only contain archaeological treasures but also explore the role in the castle’s history of both the sea and Mount Etna’s lava. One of the most popular parts of the castle to discover is the botanical garden, which alone is worth the small entry fee. From the castle grounds, you’re treated to wonderful views of the village of Aci Castello as well as of the coast.

Where to Stay near the Norman Castle

In Aci Castello itself, you can choose from an intimate, family-run B&B on the outskirts of the village, or perhaps an apartment in the centre and within a short walk of the Norman Castle. There are also modern resorts with extensive facilities and outdoor pools. You could choose to stay in a beachfront hotel and enjoy sea views from your balcony. The neighbouring village of Aci Trezza has an attractive range of accommodation, including hotels close to the village beach and its small harbour. There’s also the option to stay in Catania, which is served by a bus to Aci Castello, and has a broad selection of hotels to choose from.

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