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UNA Hotel Palace
UNA Hotel Palace

Via Etnea 218, Catania 95131

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Giardino Bellini, Catania Cathedral, and Elephant …

£89
Catania International Airport Hotel
Catania International Airport Hotel

Via San Giuseppe La Rena, 94, Catania 95121

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Catania Beach, Ursino Castle, and Catania Cathedral. …

£64
ibis Styles Catania Acireale
ibis Styles Catania Acireale

Via Madonna Delle Grazie 98A/B, Acireale 95024

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Basilica di San Sebastiano and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Cathedral o …

£45
Romano House
Romano House

Via Giovanni Di Prima, 20, Catania 95100

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Catania, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Manganelli Palace and Massimo Bellini Theater. …

£78
Il Principe Hotel
Il Principe Hotel

Via Alessi 24, Catania 95124

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Catania, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of San Benedetto Church, Elephant Fountain, an …

£70
President Park Hotel
President Park Hotel

Via Vampolieri, 49, Aci Castello 95021

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Aci Castello, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lachea Island and Norman Castle. Casa del Nespolo …

£51
Santa Caterina Hotel
Santa Caterina Hotel

Via Santa Caterina, 42/b, Acireale 95024

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in the historical district, this romantic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basilica di San Sebastiano and …

£46
Hotel Villa Paradiso
Hotel Villa Paradiso

Via Roma 2, Taormina 98039

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Taormina, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Villa Comunale Garden and Greek Theatre …

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Grande Albergo Maugeri
Grande Albergo Maugeri

Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 27, Acireale 95024

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Acireale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul and Cathedra …

£47
Hotel Villa Belvedere
Hotel Villa Belvedere

Via Bagnoli Croce 79, Taormina 980039

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Taormina, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Parco Duca di Cesaro and Greek Theatre. Lido …

£130
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Pocket Guide: Acireale

Surrounded by orchards and perched on a lava terrace at the foot of Mount Etna, Acireale is one of the most attractive towns along this part of Sicily’s north-eastern coast. In Roman times, it was a spa town, and nowadays, you’ll find beautiful Baroque architecture and elegant squares as well as a bustling seafront.

What to See in Acireale

Head to Piazza Duomo where, amid all the cafés and ice-cream shops, you’ll find the impressive 16th-century cathedral and the basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Check out the works by Sicilian artists over the centuries at Zalantea Art Gallery, which also includes an archaeological collection from Acireale’s Greek days.

Acireale may be small, but it puts on during the last two weeks before Lent one of the biggest carnivals in Sicily. Thousands of revellers fill the streets as the town is taken over by parades, processions and extravagant floats – not to mention all that local food and wine to enjoy.

Where to Stay in Acireale

There’s a wide range of hotels in Acireale and the surrounding seaside villages. You could stay in a family-run B&B in the heart of the centre, a luxurious converted convent or a modern purpose-built hotel. Because of Acireale’s high elevation, it’s not difficult to find a hotel with views of either Mount Etna or the Ionian Sea – or both – and many of the hotels feature outdoor pools.

Acireale for Nature Lovers

Looming over the Ionian Sea is the massive Timpa Nature Reserve set in an incredibly fertile plateau. Hikers can follow the trails within the woods and groves, stopping occasionally for breathtaking views of the sea. There’s a zigzagging path that eventually winds down to the rocky beach below.

For something a little less strenuous, wander through the beautifully landscaped gardens of the Villa Belvedere, a public park at the northern end of the Timpa reserve. The views of the Ionian Sea are just as glorious. For a change of scenery, head to the south of Acireale towards Capo Mulino, a lively port with restaurants and another beach.

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