The province of Catania

The province of Catania offers the visitor, history, archeology, nature, parties, folklore, gastronomy and entertainment. You can visit historic cities such as Catania and Acireale, the natural wonders of the Etna Park, the Alcantara River Park, the Nebrodi Park, with all their wonders (flora, fauna and geology), the six nature reserves present in the territory and the marine reserve "Isola Lachea and Faraglioni dei Ciclopi". Of course what will leave you wonderfully impressed is the Etna with its lava rock and its landscapes ... during all seasons the landscapes are different and always beautiful. The coast of Catania extends for 70 km from the beach of the mouth of the natural reserve of the Simeto river along the lava coast to go to the pebble one up to the mouth of the river Alcantara. You will find low and high depths, beach, pebbles or volcanic rocks but you will always have a beautiful Sicilian sea. In the 58 municipalities of the province there are often food fairs, (where you can taste the many gastronomic delicacies such as prickly pear, pistachio, strawberries, wine, mushrooms, etc. ..), events, religious or popular festivals. The culinary delicacies are numerous, not to be missed are the granita, the arancino (rice balls), cannoli and much more. The province of Catania is also famous for fun both day and night with the many clubs of the coast of Catania and the kiosks where you can find a granita or typical drinks such as "seltz" to be enjoyed in the company. During the day you can have fun in the theme parks in the area: Etnaland and Linguaglossa adventure park.

Recommended visits

The Trinacria Residence boasts an excellent position to easily reach the natural and cultural beauties of Eastern Sicily, in fact it is located at:

  • 3 Km from Acireale famous for the Carnival, the baroque and its 100 bell towers. Among the most beautiful churches of San Sebastiano, the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Suffragio. The historic center with Piazza Duomo and the typical Sicilian baroque, the Villa Belvedere, the Zelantea pinacoteca, the Timpa oriented reserve (possibility to descend from the "Chiazzette", a path that crosses the Reserve to the sea of ​​S.M. La Scala).

  • 7 km from the Castle of Acicastello, built on an ancient lava flow overlooking the sea;

  • 10 km from the "Lachea Island Nature Reserve and the Ciclopi Faraglioni", where the epic meeting of Ulysses with the land of the Cyclops took place;

  • 15 Km from Zafferana Etnea, a city that includes in its territory landscapes of inestimable naturalistic beauty, from dense woods to the expanses of lava desert. It is also equipped with various culinary specialties such as honey, chestnuts, porcini mushrooms and many typical sweets.

  • 20 km from Catania, a lively city both by day and by night, with an elegant old town, the Cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha, the fish market, the shops of Via Etnea, the Belliniano museum, the Greco-Roman theater, the Massimo Bellini theater.

  • 35 Km from Taormina with its beautiful old town, the Greek theater and the white beaches of the island Bella and Giardini Naxos;

  • 30 Km from the Alcantar River Park where you can admire what happens when a river of lava meets a river of water;

  • 40 km from Etna, you can reach the Sapienza refuge, where you can reach the summit craters of Etna by cable car and from which the numerous trekking paths start;

  • 85 km from Syracuse, do not miss the island of Ortigia and the Greek theater.

  • 90Km from the nature reserves of Pantalica, Cava Grande or Vendicari from which depart trekking routes.

  • 95 Km from Caltagirone: city of artisanal ceramics.

  • 115 km, from Piazza Armerina with the splendid Roman Villa

  • 180 Km from Agrigento and Valle dei Templi.

  • 230 Km from Palermo.

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