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Enchanted Castle

Via Filippo Bentivegna, 16, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
+39 339 234 0174
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heartbreaking

Its very beautiful place to visit if there is not so many tourists. I visited it in october and had... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Eili1972
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Parnu, Estonia
Quaint place

Well if you are in the area I do advise to have a wonder around this garden. It has a particular... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Tersparis
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Paris, France
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In the western side of Sicily, at the slopes of Mount Kronio, not far from Sciacca, there is the “Enchanted Castle”, that is a wonderful place invented by the creativity of man and nature where, besides olives and almond trees, you can find heads engraved in stone by Filippo Bentivegna, called “Philip of the heads”, a real artist endowed by an excellent creativity, one of the greatest exponents of “art brut” or “outside art”.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“hundreds” (3 reviews)
“caves” (3 reviews)
“sculptures” (5 reviews)
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Via Filippo Bentivegna, 16, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
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+39 339 234 0174
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Its very beautiful place to visit if there is not so many tourists. I visited it in october and had very lovely walk to discover every stoneface and get fully of its inspirational athmosphere.

Thank Eili1972
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Well if you are in the area I do advise to have a wonder around this garden. It has a particular atmosphere, and you can imagine the artist living there on his own with his sculpted heads...it is the combination of the place and the...More

Thank Tersparis
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Fun visit to a quirky place. We were lucky enough to visit on a day when it was relatively empty so could fully enjoy the art. The heads are dotted all around the gardens - too many to count. It cost 5 euros per person...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Castello Incantato was the home of a Sicilian fisherman's son that emigrated to the US but returned after he fell in love with an American woman and her boyfriend beat him mercilessly. He bought a farm and olive grove and began carving faces on...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

castello incantato is amazing...its hard to describe due to all that there is...its a walk thru tour with unbelievable carved rock...ya need to visit to really understand..words alone cannot describe it

Thank buzitaly
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went because it was done by family relative. Was very nice with good history. Very pleased. A relaxing walk through trees and sculptures.

Thank LYNN ANNE C
Reviewed 18 September 2016

If you like seeing hundreds and hundreds of heads carved in stone this is fantastic. There is a cafe and toilets and the place is rarely busy. We had it to ourselves and it was worth a visit but we were not blown away!

Thank smeaty
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This was an odd 'marmite' place. One of our party really liked it, anothr found it troubling (thought interesting). It would appear the creator retreated to this location after a failed love expereince and an injury. He then created hundreds of heads some stand alone,...More

Thank windsorlass
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This was bizarre but pretty amazing. Our teenage granddaughter loved it. And it was an easy afternoon. A little hard to find. Signs are small. We went here on our way back from Erice

Thank mich000
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Castello Incantato is an easy drive and located about 10 minutes from the Sciacca city center. My daughter and I spent over two hours meandering through this outdoor exhibit. Realizing the time and energy dedicated to each piece, I felt compelled to inspect the detail...More

Thank Yvonne R
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jacobtrosen
29 September 2017|
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Response from Saverio M | Property representative |
You can take the bus number 4 or number 5 from the square Scandaliato from Castello incantato. From 9 a.m there si one every hour
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patricia p
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Response from Saverio M | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
it's opening every day from 9.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
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