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The Castello Maniace is a citadel and castle in Syracuse (Siracusa) Sicily. It stands on a large promontory, where it was constructed between 1232 and 1240 by the Emperor Frederick II. It bears the name of George Maniakes, the Byzantine general who besieged and took the city in 1038.

Located on Ortygia (Italian: Ortigia) a little island, that is considered the historical center of the city of Syracuse, Sicily.

 

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Taken in September 2012