Santa Maria di Licodia

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Santa Maria di Licodia

Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Santa Maria di Licodia is located on the south-western side of Etna, surrounded by lush countryside cultivated with citrus fruits, olive groves and vineyards.
The history of this village is very ancient. It is believed that today's town originated from the ancient city of Inessa, which arose during the Sican domination of Sicily, in the 12th century BC. Its territory passed under Greek, Roman and Norman domination. In 1143, with the foundation of the Benedictine monastery, the vast possessions that were located around the monastery began to be populated, giving rise to today's city which, from the name of the monastery of the Mother of God and the district, was called Santa Maria di Licodia.

What to see

Valuable monuments and interesting archaeological sites testify to the ancient history of this village.
The territory of Santa Maria di Licodia is part of the Etna Park.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Santa Maria di Licodia

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

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Nearby Places

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


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna