Santa Venerina

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Santa Venerina

Provincia: CT - Area: Catania and Etna

Santa Venerina rises, nestled on a gentle slope, at the foot of Mount Etna.
Its origins and its history were determined by its position at the extreme border between the Priory of San Giacomo, the current Zafferana Etnea, the forest of Aci and the county of Mascali. On the border between the territory of Aci and that of the county stood the royal road that connected Messina to Catania: travelers who crossed the territorial border were obliged to pay a duty, collected by Aci guards on behalf of the Senate of Jaci. The first inhabited nucleus was born following the stationing of some Acinese guards: thus the first chapel was also built, dedicated to the patron saint of Jaci, Santa Venera.
Santa Venerina preserves the traces of its history in its monuments and in the many buildings of worship.
The village is renowned for the production of excellent wine and spirits.

What to eat

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

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 Santa Venerina


Nearby Places

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

Zafferana Etnea

Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna


Catania and Etna