Francavilla di Sicilia

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Francavilla di Sicilia

Provincia: ME - Area: Taormina surroundings

Francavilla di Sicilia is situated in an enchanting position: in the center of the Alcantara Valley and at the foot of the Etna volcano.
The village has very ancient origins: the archaeological remains found demonstrate the presence of the Calcidesi di Naxos in the Alcantara Valley.
At the top of the hill, dominated by the ruins of the Feudal Castle, is the ancient Contarado district made up of terraced houses, typical of peasant civilization, characterized by balconies embellished with flowers and late Gothic architectural elements.

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Francavilla di Sicilia

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 Francavilla di Sicilia


Nearby Places

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

Castiglione di Sicilia

Taormina surroundings

Motta Camastra

Taormina surroundings

Parco Fluviale dell'Alcantara

Taormina surroundings


Catania and Etna

Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Francavilla di Sicilia