Etna & Surroundings

Acireale and its Carnival

The city of "hundred bells"

From its lofty position above the sea, Acireale offers stunning views of the Ionian coast.

The city organizes every year one of Sicily’s most spectacular Carnival with the traditional parade of allegorical floats. Acireale hosts also numerous concerts and events that periodically attract visitors from all over Italy.

Thanks to the numerous religious orders that once settled in the city, today Acireale is also known as ‘the city of hundred bells’.

You can enjoy a great panorama from Villa Belvedere, which is the city’s large balcony on the Sicilian coast.

Acireale what to see

  • The Cathedral and piazza Duomo
  • Old fishing villages: Santa Maria la Scala and Capo Mulini
  • The Basilica di San Sebastiano
  • Il Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi Siciliani
  • The "Timpa"
  • The Villa Belvedere


We are located right in the historic centre of the city! We help our guests organizing their visit to Acireale giving advice on what to see, on how to reach the main places and events.