Biancavilla: door of the sun at the foot of the volcano
Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Area: Catania and Etna
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.
Things to do
Tour, Experience, Tastings,...
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.
Where to stay
Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Biancavilla
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!