Etna’s best outlet into the sea is in the area of the Timpe. From here, in some panoramic viewpoints it is possible to observe the open sea with a panorama that extends past 180°. And on clear days, the Ionian coast of Calabria can be seen, too.
Where granita was born
Acireale is the birthplace of the Sicilian granita. In fact, this is one of the few places in Sicily where lots of snow and ice was possible during the winter, which were stored in iceboxes dug into the rock then distributed during the summer with carts.
The ice was flavoured with sugar and one of the most abundant fruits in this part of Sicily, the lemon. You must make the most of a visit to Acireale and taste the authentic flavour of the Sicilian granita
Warmth, even in winter
Several places and viewpoints are present along the cliffs of the Timpe. In these areas shaped by time and the movement of a vast system of faults, there are many lava flows emerging along the roads.
Place your hands on them and you will feel the accumulated heat that they emanate, during the day and at night, even during the coldest times of the year.
The power of the sea
There is nothing more powerful than the stormy sea. At the edge of the timpa, during a storm coming from the east, you can hear the real impetuosity of the sea, so intense that the ground underfoot vibrates, too.
The scent of the sea reale
The Timpe are one of the Etnean places where you can appreciate the characteristic scent of the sea, especially when the sea breeze rises around lunchtime.
MiC – Ministero della Cultura
Legge 77/2006 - Misure Speciali di Tutela e Fruizione dei Siti Italiani di Interesse Culturale, Paesaggistico e Ambientale, inseriti nella “Lista Del Patrimonio Mondiale”, posti sotto la Tutela dell’ UNESCO Regione Siciliana.
Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana, Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana.
Parco archeologico della Valle dei Templi di Agrigento.