Melilli: the terrace of the Iblei

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts


Area: Siracusa surroundings

Melilli, a city known as the terrace of the iblei, is a site of great artistic, historical and even naturalistic charm.
The strategic position of the place, situated between the major cities of Augusta and Syracuse, has played a crucial role in its growth.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

From a naturalistic point of view, Melilli is one of the most interesting sites on the island: the Marcellino river offers various caves, an enchanting natural environment and an ancient necropolis.

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Melilli

What to eat

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

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.

The preparation of cheeses and dairy products from bovine and sheep's milk is also widespread in Melilli. The cheeses produced are caciocavalli, provola, forms of pecorino (fresh known as "Primosale" or a little more mature) but also dairy products such as the delicious sheep's ricotta, from the preparation of which "Tuma" is also obtained.
However "Cudduruni a miliddisa" is the most famous typical product of Melilli: it is a homemade focaccia similar to a pizza, whose dough made from durum wheat semolina flour is generously seasoned with anchovies in oil, onions, oregano, dried tomatoes and sometimes a few slices of local caciocavallo are also added. There are also sweet variations of the Impanate known as "Cassateddi".

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Where to stay

Best Offers of Vacation Rental, hotel, B&B where to sleep in Melilli


Nearby Places

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

Priolo Gargallo

Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings