Ragalna. The terrace of Etna

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Ragalna, located on the slopes of Etna at an altitude of 830 meters, is nicknamed the "Terrace of Etna" due to its splendid panoramic position.
It is believed that the history of Ragalna begins with the Roman domination, it is in fact it is certain that Rome exploited the woods of Etna for the construction of its ships. However, the first evidence of the origin of Ragalna dates back only to the Norman era. From 1400 Ragalna became the property of the Moncada di Paternò family. It obtained its autonomy from Paternò on May 17, 1985.
Ragalna still hides and preserves ancient streets, places forgotten in the metropolitan memory, majestic millstones and trappeti, offers the possibility of excursions in millenary caves, where nature is still the only mistress.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

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

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 Ragalna


Nearby Places

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


Catania and Etna

Santa Maria di Licodia

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna