Aci Castello

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Parque Pier A mostrando un río o arroyo, vistas panorámicas y una ciudad

The historical castle and beautiful coastline make this tranquil town the perfect getaway from Sicily’s busier resorts.

A short drive from the bustling streets of Catania, Aci Castello offers great coastal views, charming, narrow streets and a blissfully peaceful atmosphere. Discover the castle and other ancient monuments in the town center and learn the legends of the surrounding Riviera dei Ciclopi coastline. Discover amazing geological formations and swim in warm waters along pristine beaches.

Aci Castello takes its name from the Norman Castle in the town sitting high on a lava rock. The castle was built on the site of an Arab fort and was an island until it was connected to the mainland by lava flow. Within the castle grounds, find a museum detailing the area’s history. Exhibits include a collection of rock samples showing the strange effects of mixing magma with sea water and a display of unusually shaped prehistoric skulls discovered in the area. Explore the castle grounds and enjoy magnificent views of Cyclops Rocks from the roof.

Long summers and the Mediterranean climate mean you can enjoy the beaches from March into October. Visit the surrounding coastline to find beautiful beaches. The nearest to town is Aci Trezza. Closer to town, select a sunbathing spot on one of the black lava rocks. These warm up throughout the day. You will see many locals enhancing their tans during the afternoon. Jump from the rocks into the sea to cool off.

Back in town, pick from a good selection of restaurants. Sample freshly caught fish, done in traditional Sicilian style. Continue to one of the lively bars on the seafront. Dance to a local band and drink a glass of the local specialty, limoncello, a sweet lemon liqueur.

Aci Castello is 6 miles (9 kilometers) from Catania. Buses run regularly, especially during the summer. You’ll find a small number of hotels and guesthouses if the sound of the Ionian Sea lapping onto the rocks and tranquil atmosphere of the town make you want to stay longer.

Where to stay in Aci Castello

Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center
Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center
4 out of 5
Via Antonello Da Messina, 45, Aci Castello, CT
The price is £55 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
This family-friendly Aci Castello hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Norman Castle and Cyclops Beach. Via Crociferi and Piazza Stesicoro ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (553 reviews)
"Overall it was a good stay. Our only issue was the parking. We knew that we had to pay and that was OK. We were not aware that we had to leave the"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Center
 Wave Hotel
Wave Hotel
4 out of 5
Viale della Fiera Franca, 33, Aci Castello, CT
The price is £55 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Timpa Natural Reserve, Casa del Nespolo Museum and Lachea Island. Cyclops Beach and Norman ...
3.5/5 Good! (134 reviews)
"The location is fantastic, with a lot of restaurant and walking distance to the beach."

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2021

Wave Hotel
Grand Hotel Baia Verde
Grand Hotel Baia Verde
4 out of 5
Via Angelo Musco, 8/10, Aci Castello, CT
The price is £88 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Nestled on the beach, this Aci Castello hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Spiaggetta Lognina, Cyclops Beach and Lungomare di Ognina. Spiaggia San Giovanni Licuti ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (760 reviews)
"The hotel is right on the water and it was beautiful to wake up with the sun rising right in front of it. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was small, that is the only minus. I would recommended to a friend."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

Grand Hotel Baia Verde
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Villa Magnolia. Pool & Garden
Villa Magnolia. Pool & Garden
Via Giacinta Pezzagni, 51, Aci Castello, Sicily
Situated in Aci Castello, this villa is within a 10-minute walk of Norman Castle and Cyclops Beach. Casa del Nespolo Museum and Lachea Island are also within ...
Villa Magnolia. Pool & Garden
Comfortable, Bright and Welcoming Apartment a Stone's Throw From the sea
Comfortable, Bright and Welcoming Apartment a Stone's Throw From the sea
11 Via Stazione, Aci Castello, Sicily
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Norman Castle and Cyclops Beach. Casa del Nespolo Museum and Lachea Island are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Apartment is great, owner is the best!
"It is a spacious apartment, with a small garden within a complex. You can park your car easy and safe behind the gate. It is a short walk to the castle of AciCastello. Also you can walk to AciTrezza and eat in one of the nice restaurants. We really liked the apartment and it's location. But we loved ..."

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2018

Comfortable, Bright and Welcoming Apartment a Stone's Throw From the sea
Aci Castello: small house "Mansardina - Aci Castello"
Aci Castello: small house "Mansardina - Aci Castello"
Via Cannizzaro, Aci Castello, Sicily
Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Norman Castle and Cyclops Beach. Casa del Nespolo Museum and Lachea Island are also ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
can recommend the place.
"Very nice place and the owner too."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2017

Aci Castello: small house "Mansardina - Aci Castello"
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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