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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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Beautiful property. wonderful hosts

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The pictures don't lie; this property is wonderful; secluded, tasteful and relaxing with everything provided. Beautifully maintained and kept by very conscientious and friendly owners who had wonderful tips for where to go. Safe, off-road parking and everything close at hand. We loved Taormina, Stromboli, Etna... Etnaland AquaPark was a big hit with the boys! Will be highly recommending this property to all! Thank you for a wonderful stay to the Grippaldi family.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Perfect for the 2 of us, lovely to be staying so close to the sea.

5 of 5
Lovely apartment, had everything we needed. Pozzillo was a very pleasant village with small beach and harbour, seemed to have few foreign visitors. Enjoyed snorkelling outside the apartment. Note that others also enjoy it too - in July we were certainly not alone especially on a Sunday but it was never a problem! Great location for trips to Taormina, Etna, Syracuse. We did some evening restaurant reservations as recommended tho I think they weren't essential mid week nor if happy to sit 2nd row if it has a view / terrace. Thanks Francesco for very enjoyable first visit to Sicily.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017