Adrano has a history that goes back to at least 6500 BC. It lies on the fertile flanks of the Etna, near a river. In the castle - a single tower or donjon, to be precise - is a delightful museum, with splendid displays. It shows the history of the town in different finds. From prehistoric finds to the 18th century.
The restoration of the Normandic castle, we were told, was finished in June 2009 and the result we think is great. The castle also has a nice small chapel. The views from the roof - on the mountain - are great. We had to wait about an hour for the museum to open (16.00 h), but it was well worth the wait.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality and the service of this cafe' in Adrano. We got a glass of water with the espresso as well as with the ice coup. The espresso was, even for Italian standards, great; the ice - lemon - fantastic. We bought some of their almond creations (filled with mango, honey, chocolate, pistachio, ... ) and they are simply delicious. The pressed orange: very good. This is the average province town, but not an average café. (the only drawback were the toilets).
Favorite Dish: The lemon ice