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Ways to Experience Il Castello della Zisa
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

First of all, the museum was closed so although we were very interested in the history of the building, but were unable to discover any of it. We then decided to walk around the gardens instead and were very disappointed by what we saw - very poorly maintained, in urgent need of some loving care. The fountains were not on at the time, which took away from any of the water features that were there - not a fan of stone features. Absolute trek to walk to from the city centre and unfortunately not worth it.

Such a shame that the site looked so beautiful in pictures. Lovely Norman architecture with extensive gardens totally let down by a lack of financing.

Also - struggled to find a way in and out. Wanted to vault the gate out but it was too high. Very shady entrance, dodgy youth in dark corners.

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

True, they did wonders with what was a decrepit building. But its almost empty. Just a few artifacts here and there, very far from what you expect of such a rich culture. Better go elsewhere.

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

The building itself is interesting, it is however badly maintained and the museum is - although it has some very nice pieces - uninteresting due to the bad layout and lack of information.

There could be so much done here to make this place more interesting to visitors, only explaining the unique ventilation system could make a big difference.

You are not allowed to take pictures inside. .

Date of experience: October 2012
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

All there was to see was a front chamber, that too if you have been to Seville or Granada, it was nothing for the price you pay!

Date of experience: October 2011
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Reviewed 6 November 2010

All the exhibits in this museum are labeled in Italian, so if you don't speak the language, many of them you can't figure out what it is. I didn't think it was worth the admission fee.

1  Thank Karen J
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