Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


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.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Etna Volcano

Etna Volcano: Guided Tour

Mount Etna: Roundtrip Cable Car and 4x4 Bus Ticket

Climb to the summit of Mount Etna with your priority access roundtrip cable car ticket. Tour the volcano at an altitude of 9,500 feet aboard a unique 4x4 bus and walk around with a volcano guide.

Etna by Mountain Bike off-the-beaten-track

Fully personalized, private MTB tours within the Etna National Park

Mount Etna

Guided tours, trekking, tickets and day trips to Mount Etna and near the volcano's craters

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.

Arancino from Catania
Arancino from Catania

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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

Tremestieri Etneo

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna