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.
Try the fish brought back by these fishermen, perhaps directly from the Fish Market next to the port. These are flavours that are not easily forgotten.

The erosive action of the sea

The beach of Aci Trezza is certainly not one of the most comfortable. Though these volcanic products are at least 500,000 years old, the sea has not yet had time to form a real sandy beach. If you lie down on the pebbles of the Aci Trezza beach, you will not be comfortable, but you will benefit from their healing effect.

The fish market of Aci Trezza

The fish market is where fishermen sell their catch 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

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.

An ever-evolving volcano

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

The senses tell Acicastello and Acitrezza

Etna, a natural laboratory where experiments can be carried out

The continuous evolution of the Etna summit craters

The Grand Tour in Sicily

Lachea Island and the Aci Trezza Stacks

The living mountain

Etna: a marvellous group of different types of flora

The 2001 eruption of Etna, when the Mountain seemed to be alive

The Elliptical, the first great volcano of Etna

Summit crater activity between 2011 and 2019

Acireale and reconstruction after the 1693 earthquake

The senses tell The summit craters

The fault system of the “Timpe” of Acireale

The senses tell The Etna Viewpoint

Acireale and its “timpe”

The 1669 eruption in Catania

The senses tell Val Calanna

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

The senses tell Acireale

The world’s first (almost successful) attempt to stop a lava flow: the eruption of 1991-93

Valle del Leone and the Elliptical

The Etna viewpoint

The “notches” of snow

The earthquake that changed the geography of eastern Sicily in 1693

The Jaci river

The senses tell Torre del Filosofo

A fauna yet to be discovered

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

The senses tell Valle del Leone

The senses tell The Red Mountains

The first volcanic structures of Etna, between Aci Castello and Aci Trezza

The Red Mountains and the destructive eruption of 1669

The different names of the “Muntagna”

Why is Etna one of the most studied volcanoes in the world?


The eruption of 1928 that destroyed the town of Mascali

Empedocles and his passion for Etna