Acicastello and Acitrezza

The senses tell Acicastello and Acitrezza

Sunrise on the Stacks of Aci Trezza

This is certainly one of the most beautiful sights offered by the Etnean landscape.
The view of the Stacks, with the sun rising in the middle, will certainly be worth waking up at dawn.

The fish of Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza is famous for being a small fishing village. Here it is still possible to watch small boats with lamps go fishing in the shallows at night.
The flavour of the fish brought back by these fishermen, perhaps purchased directly from the Fish Market next to the port, is not easily forgotten.

The erosive action of the sea

The beach of Aci Trezza is certainly not one of the most comfortable around. Though these volcanic products are at least 500,000 years old, the sea has not yet had time to form a real sandy beach. It is possible to lose yourself in the miracle-working action of the pebbles on the Aci Trezza beach, by lying down on them.

The fish market of Aci Trezza

The fish market is where fishermen sell their products to local fishmongers in the early hours of each day. In Aci Trezza, it is located just north of the small harbour. It is worthwhile to go and hear the shouting by all the fisherman to sell as much fish as possible.

The scent of the sea acicast

The coast between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza is one of the Etnean places where you can fully appreciate the scent of the sea, especially when the sea breeze rises around lunchtime.

Val Calanna, the first step towards a single large volcanic structure

Humankind and the volcano: how should we behave? Volcanic risk

The Jaci river

An ever-evolving volcano

Volcanic monitoring and eruption forecasting

Lachea Island and the Aci Trezza Stacks

Etna: a marvellous group of microclimates and vegetation

The senses tell The Etna viewpoint

The Grand Tour in Sicily

The senses tell The Summit craters

The Red Mountains and the destructive eruption of 1669

A fauna context yet to be discovered

The continuous evolution of the Etna summit craters

The 1669 eruption in Catania

The senses tell Torre del Filosofo

The senses tell Val Calanna

Etna, the living mountain

Torre del Filosofo: at the base of the summit craters (2950 metres)

Summit crater activity between 2011 and 2019

Acireale and reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake

The 2001 eruption of Mount Etna, where the approach to volcanoes changed

Empedocles and his passion for Etna

The eruption of 1928 that destroyed the town of Mascali

The first Etnean volcanic events between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza

Valle del Leone and the Elliptical

The senses tell Acicastello and Acitrezza

The fault system of the “Timpe” of Acireale

The “notches” of snow

Etna, an ever-changing natural laboratory

The Etna viewpoint

Acireale and its “timpe”

The Elliptical, the first great volcano of Etna

The senses tell The Red Mountains

The different names of the “Muntagna”

The senses tell Acireale

Why did Etna form in that specific geographical position?

Etna, wine terroir of excellence

The earthquake that changed the geography of eastern Sicily in 1693


The senses tell Valle del Leone