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Catania : Acitrezza
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Acitrezza is a fishermen village in Sicily. It is part of the municipality of Aci Castello.


View of Acitrezza

Acitrezza is a well-known summer destination for many tourists, only 10km from Catania. The village's main feature are the Faraglioni, the small islands just off the coast. According to the legend, these are the rocks that the cyclop Polyphemus threw at Ulysses as narrated by Homer in the Odyssey. The locals often refer to these islands as Isole dei Ciclopi (Islands of the Cyclops).

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The nearest airport is in Catania, around 20km from Acitrezza.

By train[edit]

The nearest train station is in Acireale.

By car[edit]

You can rent a car at the airport in Catania and reach Acitrezza in just a few minutes. If you're coming from the main land (the ferry boat between Messina and Reggio Calabria then take the A18 motorway heading south. Exit at Acireale.

Get around[edit]








  • Hotel Eden Riviera - Via Litteri, 57 - 95026 - Tel. +39.095.277760 - Fax +39.095.277761 [1]. Three star hotel, located on the sicilian coast, with a large terrace overviewing the natural marine park called "Isole Ciclopi"

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