Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Catania and Etna

Maletto is the highest village on Etna, known as the city of strawberries, it is surrounded by terraces with vineyards and strawberry orchards, and by chestnut, pine and holm oak woods.
Its history is very ancient: the Sicilians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians and the Spaniards passed through these lands. The current town was founded in the time of the Swabians under the power of Manfredi Maletta, Count of Mineo, from which the village takes its name. From the end of the fourteenth century, Maletto was a large fiefdom under the power of the Spatafora family, and thanks to them it managed to maintain its autonomy from the nearby city of Bronte.
The inhabited center develops around the ancient fortified tower dating back to the of Manfredi Maletta, the countryside that surrounds it offers the visitor the opportunity to discover ancient rural atmospheres and explore the Etna Park through its many paths.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

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

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 Maletto


Nearby Places

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


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna

Santa Domenica Vittoria

Messina surroundings

Parco dell'Etna

Catania and Etna


Messina surroundings