Piedimonte Etneo: Viewpoint of Etna

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Piedimonte Etneo

Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Piedimonte Etneo rises at the foot of Mount Etna, on the eastern side of the volcano.
It was founded in the 17th century under the power of the Gravina Cruyllas family, and was originally called Belvedere by virtue of the splendid views overlooking Etna. The eighteenth century was a century of great urban growth for the village: numerous palaces, streets and buildings were built which still characterize it today. In particular, Ferdinando Francesco Gravina Cruyllas was the architect of the great eighteenth-century expansion of the town and of the urban imprint that still distinguishes it characterized by the presence of streets of unusual width for the time.
Piedimonte Etneo is part of the Etna Park and preserves a great naturalistic heritage.

What to eat

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

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 Piedimonte Etneo


Nearby Places

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

Fiumefreddo di Sicilia

Taormina surroundings


Taormina surroundings


Catania and Etna

Parco Fluviale dell'Alcantara

Taormina surroundings