Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Nicolosi is traditionally considered the Gate of Etna thanks to its strategic position which makes it a privileged access point to the volcano.
Its history is intimately linked to that of Etna: the eruptions of 1536 and 1537 and the earthquake of 1542 they destroyed the small Etna village built around the ancient monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena. Later the new town was rebuilt further downstream.
Thanks to the mild climate and healthy air, Nicolosi today represents a splendid holiday resort and an ideal tourist destination.

What to eat

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

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.

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Where to stay

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


Nearby Places

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


Catania and Etna

San Pietro Clarenza

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna