A LOCATION WITH EVERYTHING
Just 60 metres from the beach, the natural marine reserve of the Riviera dei Ciclopi and the famous Faraglioni rock formations, this stupendous area of natural beauty is a fantastic place to go scuba-diving or on a sailboat excursion in the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea. Nearby are the historical cities of Siracusa and Catania, all under the imposing figure of Europe’s largest active volcano.
THE RIVIERA OF THE CYCLOPS
This protected marine nature reserve is a truly breathtaking spot to either relax on the beach and enjoy the lapping waters or go on the variety of activities and excursions on offer, such as scuba diving, fishing and mini-cruises, all around the very spot where the cyclops threw the rocks at Ulysses!
Mount Etna is Europe’s largest active volcano and can be seen continually erupting from hundreds of miles around. This beautiful old lady dominates the skyline with her menacing presence and is an absolute must of an excursion for the fit and adventurous. Speak to our concierge about guided expeditions.
The nearest major city to Acitrezza is Catania, Sicily’s second largest after Palermo and a wonderful melting pot of history and culture. Its vibrant atmosphere means the beauty of the historical centre is complemented by the true life and vitality of Sicily. Catania is also the location of the nearest airport: Fontanarossa.
Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the nearest but if you don’t hire a car then a taxi is the only option from there. The total distance is about 18 km and the journey should take about half an hour. The 3-Star Malavoglia family Hotel is on the left as you enter the town of Acitrezza on Via Provinciale, you can’t miss us!