Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Caltagirone. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Caltagirone.
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Caltagirone is world famous for the handcrafted production of ceramics. Due to this peculiarity it is known as the city of ceramics, fortress of jars, hill of vases, or as a land of clay.
The city is situated in a scenic amphitheater-like position between the Iblei and Erei mountains and dominates the plain of Catania and Gela.
The traces of its millenary history embellish tourist routes and itineraries thanks to an archaeological, artistic and architectural heritage of considerable value.
Caltagirone is a UNESCO heritage together with the other seven late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto.
What to see
Attractions to see in Caltagirone
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Caltagirone
The whistle is the oldest sound toy in the world. The Caltagirone terracotta whistle contains art, history and ancient traditions.
"Coppo": ancient tradition of Caltagirone
On the occasion of special events, the Caltagirone staircase is artistically illuminated in accordance with a centuries-old tradition.
Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Caltagirone
The miraculous apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary took place in the place where today stands the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Ponte in Caltagirone.
"Historic Villas of Caltagirone" itinerary
“Historic Villas of Caltagirone” is a guided itinerary to discover the historic villas of the city.
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Caltagirone. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!