Acireale: the Baroque town with 100 bell towers

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Acireale is a picturesque town that stands on a promontory overlooking the sea: the Timpa. It is said that it originated from Xiphonia, a mysterious Greek city that disappeared. Its name is linked to Greek mythology, to the shepherd boy Aci and its beloved nymph Galatea.
It is surrounded by small seaside villages that rise along the Riviera dei Cyclops.
The Carnival of Acireale is the most beautiful in Sicily.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Its characteristics make both a guided tour of the historic center and aquatic activities in one of the small seaside villages that arise along the Cyclops Riviera and a nature walk in the Timpa extremely pleasant.

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Acireale

Carnival is certainly the most important event in Acireale and is considered one of the most beautiful in Sicily.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Acireale

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

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Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Acireale


Nearby Places

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

Aci Catena

Catania and Etna

Aci Trezza

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna

Aci Castello

Catania and Etna

Interesting Facts

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