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Maniace Castle Guided Tour

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Embark on a timeless journey through the historic Maniace Castle, complete with expert guides, and interactive audio aids.


  • Embark on an immersive guided tour of the iconic Maniace Castle, built in the 13th century, with a duration that perfectly balances depth and pace.

  • Stand out from the crowd with an exclusive offering of interactive audio guides and a traditional Sicilian meal, a unique blend of history and gastronomy.

  • Get captivated by the castle's grandeur, from its sturdy exterior to its intricate interior details, and the remarkable bronze battering rams at the entrance.

  • Apart from the castle tour, gain valuable insights into the castle's multifaceted history and its role in the establishment of the University of Naples.

  • Did you know? Maniace Castle served as the signing place for the decree that established the University of Naples.


  • Tour of Maniace Castle

  • Expert guides

  • Audio guides

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Immerse Yourself in Medieval Majesty

Welcome to the Maniace Castle guided tour, a journey that transports you back to medieval Syracuse. From the moment you step through the marble portal, you'll be greeted by the sight of two bronze battering rams, one of which is the last of its kind and carefully replicated for your viewing pleasure. Your expert guide will lead you into the castle's grand hall – a vision of limestone columns and cross vaults that echo tales of emperors, queens, and generals. Interactive audio guides enrich your exploration, allowing you to delve deeper into the castle's eight-century-old history at your own pace.

Trace the Footsteps of Historical Giants

As you walk the halls, you'll discover a blend of military might and regal splendor. Look closely at the limestone column capitals to spot intricate carvings of rural scenes, human figures, and even snakes, a testament to the craftsmanship of the era. Your guide will regale you with stories of the castle's historical significance – from serving as the signing place for the University of Naples decree to housing the Sicilian Royal Chamber for over two centuries. A light Sicilian meal, featuring regional specialties, provides a flavoursome climax to your tour. Book this experience, and let the Maniace Castle's rich heritage and hidden secrets leave an indelible imprint on your travel memories.


  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Via Castello Maniace, 51.

  • Address: Via Castello Maniace, 51, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy.

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