Acireale Travel Guide

  • Cyclops' Rocks
    Cyclops' Rocks
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    s,antonoio abate event
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    basilica/catedrale in daylight
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Acireale Things to Do

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    by domenicococozza Written Aug 3, 2007

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    The coast around Acireale is mainly rocky but its a great place to toss in a line and see what you can catch. Mainly squid but occasionally a seabass. From Acireale, with a car, the resort towns of Taormina and Giardini Naxos are easy to get to. Take you swimming costume and just laze around on the beach. Driving south, you can get to Syracuse within about 1 hour,
    where there's plenty to see and do.

    island offshore from acireale basilica catedrale at night/acieale basilica/catedrale in daylight

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    by Lalique Updated Oct 24, 2002

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    This cathedral is dedicated to the Annunciation. The architect to Duomo is the same as to Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Filipo Basile. Duomo's notable sign is two campanili with majolica spires.

    Duomo

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    by Lalique Updated Oct 24, 2002

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    This Basilica is probably the most beautiful building in Acireale. Its baroque facade consists of harmonius combination of colomns, pilasters and volutes. Inside there are frescoes depicting episodes from the life of St. Sebastian, the patron saint of the town.

    Basilica

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Acireale Hotels

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  • Dimsiway Hotel

    Via Madonna delle Grazie, 98 a/b, Acireale, 95024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Grande Albergo Maugeri

    Piazza Garibaldi 27, Acireale, 95024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Santa Caterina Hotel

    Via Santa Caterina 42B, Acireale, Italy, 95024, IT

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • International Camping Village LaTimpa

    Via Santa Maria La Scala, 25, Acireale, 95024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Santa Tecla Palace

    Via Balestrate 100

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Orizzonte Hotel

    VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, ACIREALE, CT, 95024, IT

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Park Hotel Capomulini

    Viale Fiera Franca, 33 - Capomulini, Acireale, 95024, Italy

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Palazzo Leonardi

    Corso Savoia 241, Acireale, 95024, Italy

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Aloha D'Oro

    Via Alcide De Gasperi, 10, Acireale, CT, 95024, IT

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Couples

Acireale Restaurants

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    by hquittner Written Mar 22, 2005

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    We found this place by luck. We had been searching for a Sunday lunch for 2 hours after a morning on Etna and had reached Aci Reale and everything was closed. We headed S on SS114 to go down to the seacoast. This was the first left turn , a serpentine road. Even tho it was 2;30 the locals had not finished but there was a table. Fish aplenty in an iced display case (and icecream for desert). By the time we finished our "lunch" it was dark outside. The picture is the Acireale coast North from the restaurant heights looking down and out.

    Favorite Dish: Fish and pasta in squid ink , what else would you want? How about a fresh grilled swordfish steak their way? And of course espresso.

    The Ionian Seacoast Dusk
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    by arkadia Written Feb 4, 2004

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    It's a very nice italian / sicilian restaurant with a lovely and welcoming owner, that serves excellent food. The restaurant is known among celebrities and the prices aren't too high compared to the quality of the food.

    Favorite Dish: Pasta
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    by Lalique Written Oct 24, 2002

    On the main hub of the town Piazza del Duomo one can find a lot of nice cafes. You should take a walk along the main town artery - Corso Umberto I going to the North and Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the south with a lot of fine buildings, shops and gelaterie which do honour to the fame of the local ice cream.

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Acireale Off The Beaten Path

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    by hquittner Updated Mar 22, 2005

    I have written a Tip located under Aci Castello, so this is to direct you there. It is a good place to see the Rocks and the Coast. We got there by car-- S, on SS114, 9 km. Aci Castello is a dense community(11K pop) with no interest in tourism. I am sure a bus runs along the towns from Aci Reale down to Catania and you would have to walk about 1 km to the sea.

    Cyclops' Rocks
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    by Lalique Updated Oct 24, 2002

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    Less than 10 km to the north of Acireale you can stumble upon a small fishing village - Aci Trezza. The main attraction of it is Rocks of the Cyclops, a cone-shaped mass of black lava rising up from the water.
    The Odyssey relates that these were the rocks hurled by Polyphemus against Ulysses, who had blinded him by thrusting a flaming stake into his only eye; the hero than escaped with his companions by clinging to the bellies of rams belonging to the Cyclops.
    Though the small harbor is rather picturesque itself with numerous colored isherman's boats scattered along.

    Aci Trezza

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