Cultural break in Acireale

baroque city
Cultural break in Acireale

The natural surroundings of this small spa resort are brimming with surprises that will perfect your Sicilian stay.

The small Baroque town of Acireala is located only a few kilometres north of Catania and it offers breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea. During your trip, take the time to absorb the art and culture that permeate the air, while still enjoying the charming countryside vistas that spread as far as the eye can see.
The city centre is filled with monuments, a splendid cathedral that dates back to the 15th century, the unmissable Basilica dei Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo, the Town Hall, as well as the equally famous Palazzo Modò.
For nature lovers, an exploration of the “Timpa” will reveal a reserve brimming with lava rocks and thick vegetation near the shore. Acireale is also well known for an extravagant carnival that has taken place every February since the 16th century. It still remains one of the most spectacular shows in Sicily. Grandiose flower-covered floats parade in the streets for everyone's enjoyment.