Motta Sant'Anastasia

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Motta Sant'Anastasia

Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Motta Sant'Anastasia is a small medieval village located in the Simeto valley, at the foot of the Etna volcano.
It owes its structure to its flourishing Norman period when Ruggero D'Altavilla had a tower built there, which still stands out in the town , to guard the entrance to the plain of Catania in defense of the Norman possessions from the continuous Saracen invasions.
The presence of the remains of the defense and housing structures, together with the characteristics of the territory, highlight the medieval typicality of the town.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Motta Sant'Anastasia

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 Motta Sant'Anastasia


Nearby Places

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


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna

San Pietro Clarenza

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna