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Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) Tours

Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca)
One of the most unique sights in Sicily, this outdoor sculpture garden created by 20th-century Sicilian artist Filippo Bentivegna contains thousands of carved stone heads done in the art brut, or naïve, style. Take a break from the ancient temples of nearby Agrigento and Selinunte to discover this eccentric modern artist.
 
The Basics

The Sicilian artist Filippo Bentivegna spent decades in the middle of the 20th century carving and sculpting faces into the landscape and trees surrounding his house, creating art that critics have called the work of both a madman and a genius. Bentivegna called the space, just outside the coastal town of Sciacca, his “enchanted castle.” Today, visitors can admire the countless sculptures both in and outside of the artist’s former home.

You can buy tickets in advance to skip the line at the home’s entrance and take a day trip from Marsala or Agrigento to this captivatingly singular spot, situated at the foot of Mount Kronio. Alternatively, you can join a multi-day tour that takes in highlights like the Scala dei Turchi and Ribera, as well as the Enchanted Castle.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Visitors to the outdoor sculpture garden will do a fair amount of walking, so wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen.
  • The garden is accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The gardens are family-friendly and kids enjoy spotting carved faces in the most unusual places.
  • Scaccia has a number of pristine beaches along the coastline, so pack your suit to take a swim before or after visiting the sculpture museum.
 
How to Get There

The Enchanted Castle is located in Sciacca on the coast of western Sicily between Agrigento and Marsala. Public transportation is tricky, so the best way to visit is with a guided tour or shore excursion that includes transportation.
 
When to Get There

The Enchanted Castle is open year-round, but hours change seasonally. If you visit during the summer, be aware that temperatures in Sicily can be grueling and the sculpture garden is almost exclusively outdoors; the best time to visit is in the morning or late afternoon.
 
Filippo Bentivegna and Art Brut
During his lifetime, Bentivegna was known as “Filippo of the Heads,” and his reclusive lifestyle and eccentric habit of referring to himself as royalty made him the target of significant skepticism. Since his death in 1967, his unique style of self-taught art has gained praise, and today a group of 14 of his sculptures are on display in the Art Brut Museum in Lausanne.
Address: Via Fondo Bentivegna, 16, Sciacca AG, Sicily 92019, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Enchanted Castle of Sciacca - Museum Tickets

Enchanted Castle of Sciacca - Museum Tickets

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Visit Sicily’s Enchanted Castle (Castello Incantato) in Sciacca with this standard entry ticket. Ensuring you’ll waste no time at the ticket desk, you’ll book online and then step inside the intriguing museum for a hassle-free visit. Once there, you’ll find yourself immersed in a world of outdoor art with sculptures and carvings by the eccentric Sicilian Filippo Bentivegna. Your ticket allows you to stay as long as you like.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.03
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$6.03

Small Group Excursion to Sciacca and Winery Experience

Small Group Excursion to Sciacca and Winery Experience

From medieval architecture to local wine, discover the highlights of the seaside town of Sciacca on a small-group tour that includes a winery lunch. Group size is limited to 6, ensuring personalized service from the driver/guide as you visit a jewel workshop, tour the Castello Incantato garden, and sample Sicilian vintages. Whether you’re staying in Sciacca or Agrigento, door-to-door transport takes care of getting around town.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$635.04
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$635.04
Price varies by group size

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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) costs USD 6.03. Guided Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) tours start around USD 6.03 per person. See all 1 Enchanted Castle of Sciacca (Castello Incantato di Sciacca) tickets and tours on Viator.
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