Acireale

 

One of the most important cities along the Jonic Coast, Acireale is located a few kilometers away from Catania, over an altipian of vulcanic origin called La Timpa, which is an interesting natural spot.
This land is also called Riviera dei limoni (Lemons’ Riviera) because there are several citrus cultivations, which offer you an enchanting view spreading from Mount Etna to Calabrian coasts.

When in Acireale you will see some examples of beautiful Sicilian Baroque. There are numerous churces and nobiliar palaces: the main Cathedral, Paolo and Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Municipal Palace and Saint Sebastian’s Basilica, which has been awarded by Unesco the title of “a monument symbol of culture and peace”, and the Zelantea Library and Art Gallery which contains more than 200,000 books (some of them dates back to the 16th century), and is one of the most richest and precious libraries in Sicily.


In this city there are also Spas where you can relax your body. You also will be able to have a taste of delicious granitas and cannoli.
Moreover, the best Carnival in Sicily and one of the best in all Italy is held here every year.