Where to stay around Acireale?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,949 holiday lettings near Acireale. From 798 apartments to 546 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Acireale is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Acireale?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Acireale:

  • Santa Maria La Scala: 62 holiday homes
  • Recanati: 163 holiday homes
  • Spisone: 349 holiday homes
  • Contrada Pantano d'Arci: 25 holiday homes
  • San Giovanni Montebello: 35 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Acireale?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Acireale. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cathedral of Acireale: 2,964 holiday lettings
  • Acireale Station: 2,752 holiday lettings
  • Piazza del Duomo: 2,964 holiday lettings
  • Palazzo Musmeci: 2,957 holiday lettings
  • Puppet Theatre and Museum: 2,963 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Acireale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Acireale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 798 apartments in Acireale. Our other popular types of Acireale holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 546 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 311 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 51 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Acireale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 369 holiday homes with pool available in Acireale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Acireale, Italy your home away from home

    Situated on the coast and brimming with history, what could be better than a holiday at the beautiful city of Acireale in Sicily. This spa town sits on the North East coast within the province of Catania and is a great attraction for holidaymakers looking for more than just a beach vacation. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas, apartments and camp sites.

    Things to do on holiday to Acireale, Italy

    The coastline in Acireale is mainly rocky but holidaymakers can enjoy a spot of fishing with squid and occasionally sea bass caught here. It is possible sunbathe but visitors may prefer to take a relatively easy car journey to the nearby resorts of Taormina and Giardini Naxos, where there are nice beaches to sunbathe on and take a dip in the sea.

    There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts including tennis, golf, swimming, snorkelling and cycling. With some wonderful coastal views and Mount Etna not far away, this is also a popular place for hiking and horse riding. A great time to visit Acireale is early February during the season of carnival, which is famous throughout Sicily for its spectacular floats, costumes, and parades.

    Being an Italian island on the coast there is naturally plenty of inns and restaurants serving pasta and seafood dishes.    The town has many elegant shops and boutiques as well as ice cream parlours.

    Places to visit on holiday to Acireale, Italy

    There are some magnificent old buildings here steeped in history such as the Roman-Gothic Duomo, the Basilica dei SS. Pietro e Paolo and Chiesa di S. Sebastiano. The small city of Aci Catenahas a nice centre with a number of 1800’s and 1900’s attractive palazzo.

    Another enjoyable trip can be made to Teatro dei Pupi (the Puppet Theatre), which puts on animated shows at the Museo dei Pupi dell’Opra, just off Acireale. The gardens at Villa Belvedere have a panoramic terrace offering wonderful views of Mount Etna and the sea.

    A trip to Mount Etna is highly recommended with numerous coach tours operating here and jeeps taking visitors to the sulphuric peak. Alcantara gorge was formed as a result of an Etna eruption and visitors will see the impressive layers of basalt rock by climbing down the gorge.

    Weather in Acireale, Italy

    The warmest and driest time of the year to visit Acireale is generally July and August when the average high temperature is approximately 26 to 27 degrees centigrade. June and September are also warm months but September is much more susceptible to wet weather. October and November are the wettest months with an average of 95 to 98mm of rain per month.

    Travel to Acireale, Italy

    The main airport of the region is Filippo Eredia in Catania, which is approximately 20 kilometres from Acireale and has flights to and from the main Italian cities as well as European destinations. Airlines flying here are Air Berlin, Air France, Air Malta, Air One, Air Panarea Helicopters, Alitalia, Alpieagles, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Eurofly, TUIfly.com, Helvetic.com, Jetairfly.com, KLM/NWA, LTU, Lufthansa, Meridiana, Myair.com, Virgin Express, Volareweb.com and Wind Jet.

    The railway in Acireale runs services to and from various destinations on the island including Messina and Catania. The town is also close to highway 114 connecting Siracusa to Messina as well as motorway A18 connecting Messina to Catania.

    Activities and attractions in Acireale

    Are you looking for things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Acireale has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Butterfly House (4 mi / 6.5 km)
    • Gioeni Park (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)
    • Adventure Park Etna (8.7 mi / 14 km)
    • Fish Market (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
    • Etna Cable Car (11 mi / 17.6 km)
    • Monte Nero Zappini Nature Trail (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)

    Exploring the natural features in Acireale

    Travellers appreciate the beautiful ocean views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Acireale has to offer. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Acireale. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Lido Mazzaro (18.3 mi / 29.5 km)
    • Timpa Natural Reserve (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
    • Lachea Island (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
    • Cyclops Beach (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
    • Lungomare di Ognina (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
    • Gioeni Park (7.2 mi / 11.7 km)