Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Area: Catania and Etna
Maniace boasts a glorious past: at the time of the Normans it welcomed the settlers who came from Monferrato following the countess Adelasia, wife of Ruggero I, and for this reason it was included among the Lombard cities; in the early 1000s it obtained the title of Magna Universitas also exercising its power over the hamlet of Bronte; in 1174, following the construction of the Benedictine abbey of Sancta Maria Maniacensis, it achieved great fame and prestige. In the fifteenth century the center was abandoned and only in 1799, when Maniace and Bronte were donated by Ferdinand IV to the English admiral Horatio Nelson, the current inhabited center was formed around the abbey, now known as Castello Nelson.
Thanks to the fertility of the surrounding area, Maniace boasts an excellent production of dairy and agricultural products.
What to eat
Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Maniace
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 Maniace
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Maniace. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!