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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.

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Acireale Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

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The best place in which to relax warm and welcoming

5 of 5
The apartment has everything you need and more. It's exceptionally clean and a warm welcome from Giuseppe. Views of Etna from the ground floor bedroom and the sea with it's stunning sunrises from the upstairs bedroom. It's on the 4th floor (the top) and just a minutes walk from the sea access. Giuseppe provides local information and maps giving additional ideas of how to spend your time. VG Internet reception. The village itself is very welcoming, limited in it's offering with one coffee bar and one pizzeria, but both are lovely. The coffee bar opens at 6am, so you can sit with the sun rising having coffee and fresh croissants/brioche followed by a walk along the harbour wall watching the fishermen take out their boats or the village coming to life as people start their working day. The pizzeria again welcoming and you can order fish with 24 hours notice or create your own meal of salad, mozzarella, meats and olives (basically from their toppings) with garlic bread for another alternative. Otherwise you would drive to Stazzo just 5 minutes away for alternative restaurants. Tip for accessing the property, head for the village harbour and as you look out to sea, bear left over a little bridge and the apartment is accessed by the electric gates into the complex. Also to stop SatNav taking you the long way around the village head for the church's carpark and just before you enter turn right and then you can turn left down to the harbour avoiding the little one way section, it's alot quicker!! I hope you enjoy your time as much as I did.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Romantic old farmhouse between Taormina - Catania

4 of 5
This is an old farmhouse with lots of history and character, suitable for 1-2 families. So do not expect kitchen, furniture etc. it to be at most modern standards - this is reflected in the relatively lower rental price. We found the house overall to be (sufficiently) clean and very comfortable (be aware that Mt. Etna may dust the terraces and garden furniture at any time). All the equipment, including WIFI is functional and as described. Contrary to description there actually is a second WC and a second (outdoor) shower. The property is rather big, with lots of space for everyone.The manager is always available when needed, flexible and very helpful. The farm is located right between Taormina and Catania, ideal for trips to either city, to the Etna or even further down to Syracuse. For grocery-shopping we recommend the next village north (Carruba, 3 mins.). For swimming the beaches of Cottone and San Marco (20 mins. north). Overall we enjoyed our stay very much. -1 star because of the early morning noise from the neighbouring farm (including rifle shooting at 7 a.m.). BIG PLUS however: your own fig tree on the premises, with the invitation to harvest as you can :-)
  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017