Biancavilla: door of the sun at the foot of the volcano

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Biancavilla rises on the slopes of Etna on a magmatic slab that overlooks the Simeto valley.
Given the abundant presence of natural springs and lava caves, the territory of Biancavilla has been inhabited since the Upper Paleolithic, first by the Sicani, and by the Sicilians later. Settlements of the Castelluccio culture have also been found here, dating back to the Ancient Bronze Age. The foundation of the current town dates back to the 15th century when a group of Albanian refugees from the Balkans, led by Cesare Masi, settled in these lands.
Today the city houses various religious architecture in Sicilian Baroque style, buildings dating back to the early of the nineteenth century and other architecture belonging to the end of the twentieth century.
Biancavilla also preserves an important naturalistic heritage, its territory falls within the Etna Park and is adjacent to the Nebrodi Park.

What to eat

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

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.

Martorana fruit
Martorana fruit

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Where to stay

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


Nearby Places

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

Santa Maria di Licodia

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna