Located close to the popular Mount Etna National Park in the Province of Catania in Sicily is the wonderful coastal town of Aci Castello. An Aci Castello holiday is the ideal choice for those travellers who want to be in close proximity to the activity surrounding Mount Etna but without being too overcrowded by other travellers. An Aci Castello holiday rental villa will provide guests with ample amenities to ensure that their trip is hassle free as well as providing some memorable views of the mountain and Ionian Sea for travellers to treasure forever.
With the advantage of both being on the coast and close to the mountain, the town provides visitors with a great many things to see and do during their stay. On an Aci Castello holiday visitors can expect to be able to enjoy a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, swimming, diving, sailing, fishing, snorkelling and tennis.
If your feet have recovered from a hard day and you want to escape the comfort of your Aci Castello holiday rental villa for the day, then it is recommended that you take the forty minute trip west to the town of Paterno. Paterno has been a town of importance since the time of the Greeks and began to significantly flourish between the 11th and 15th centuries. Visitors will enjoy wandering around the Norman castle in the town, which was built in 1072 after the island came under rule of Roger I of Sicily, originally from the Normandy area of France. The 14th century church, Chiesa Madre di Santa Maria dell’Alto, is also worth a look as it has a scenic staircase that offers some spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Should you now be considering reserving a fabulous Aci Castello holiday rental villa then you will be able to experience a fantastic Mediterranean climate, which means that there are warm, dry summers and mild winters. The warmest months to have an Aci Castello holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature soars to around 32°C. The cooler winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature fall to between 14°C and 21°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 12 inches.
Travel to Aci Castello, Italy Travellers on an Aci Castello holiday can land at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) which is less than half an hour’s journey from the town. Airlines offering regular, affordable flights to Catania include easyJet, British Airways, KLM and Thomson Airways. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), London Gatwick (LGW), Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL) and Leeds (LBA).