"in the shadow of etna" Acireale by domenicococozza

Acireale Travel Guide: 12 reviews and 25 photos

the scent of lemons

Acireale is situated about 30 miles north of Catania. The town itself is very compact(not small)and well proprtioned. We had a small villa on a farm just outside of town,in the village of Scillichenti. The main production was lemons and olives. The aroma in the mornings as the sun came up is indescribable. Lazy days on the terrace with local rough red wine, cheese and bread. Off the beaten track,
Acireale has the appearance of quiet affluence . Great place for day trips out to Taormina or Mount Etna.

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  • Pros:Peaceful, inexpensive,superb views of Etna
  • Cons:Off the beaten track
  • Last visit to Acireale: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    fantastic pic of Etna on one of her busier days! I stayed in a place on a hill that my photos from looks almost simular angle as your photo here but without the smoke. I absolutely loved my 7 days or so driving around one March in flower covered Sicily and still hope to get back and get to a few more places I ran out of time to see.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2008 at 3:12 AM

    Ah - the scent of lemons.

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2007 at 9:32 AM

    trying to get up north - seem to be stuck in the south


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