Aci Trezza

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Aci Trezza. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Aci Trezza.

Aci Trezza

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Aci Trezza is a small village on the Ionian coast, a center of ancient fishing tradition and a setting for the "Malavoglia" of Verga.
It was founded at the end of the seventeenth century as a maritime landing place for the fief of the nobleman Stefano Riggio from Palermo. It is the place where Etnean eruptions began before the eruptive theaters moved westwards.
Aci Trezza is today the heart of the Riviera dei Ciclopi with its beautiful cliffs, its splendid seabed and its marvelous Faraglioni.


What to see

Attractions to see in Aci Trezza

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Aci Trezza

Legend of Ulysses and the Cyclops

Legend of Ulysses and the Cyclops

The legend of Ulysses and de Cyclops attributes the origin of stacks of Aci Trezza to the wrath of the Cyclops Polyphemus.

Places of <em>I Malavoglia</em> - Aci Trezza

Places of I Malavoglia - Aci Trezza

"I Malavoglia" is the most famous novel by Giovanni Verga, a great exponent of the poetics of Verismo, and is set in Aci Trezza.

Pantomime of <em>U Pisci a Mari</em>

Pantomime of U Pisci a Mari

The pantomime of u pisci a mari is a popular tradition of Acitrezza that dates back to the first half of the 18th century.

Aci Trezza: the homeland of ice cream

Aci Trezza: the homeland of ice cream

According to tradition, Aci Trezza is the home of the ice cream. Francesco Procopio dei Coltelli invented the icecream in this village.

Places <em>La Terra Trema</em> - Aci Trezza

Places La Terra Trema - Aci Trezza

The seaside village of Aci Trezza is the place where the film "La Terra Trema" inspired by "I Malavoglia" by Giovanni Verga was set.

Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Aci Trezza. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!

Aci Castello

Catania and Etna

Aci Catena

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna

Zafferana Etnea

Catania and Etna