10 things to do and to see

10 things to see or to do close to Etna Quota Mille, a mix of natural parks, medieval villages, museums, festivals, panoramic roads, art and folk events.

1. The highest and active volcano in Europe, mount Etna

That's one of the natural wonders of the planet. Each day there are guided tours and excursions of all kinds: trekking, horseback riding, mountain bike, quad tours food and wine tasting. Mount Etna is a world heritage site of Unesco, in the hearth of Sicily.

Distance

10 minutes

Visit Time

Full Day

How to reach it

Car

2. The pretty medieval village of Randazzo

The medieval village of Randazzo has ancient origins, the first human settlements date back to the VI century b.C. Also known as the city of 100 churches, today it's still possible visit many of them. Walking along the picturesque streets of lava between old palaces, churches and little shops, you will discover a very pretty town.

Distance

8 minutes

Visit Time

Half Day

How to reach it

Car

3. The columnar basalts of the Alcantara Gorges

Every year the Alcantara gorges are destination of thousand of tourists, it's a lava canyon made up of particular geological formations, where it's possible to do, hiking, mountain bike, body rafting and many other activity.

Distance

30 minutes

Visit Time

Half Day

How to reach it

Car

4. The beautiful Taormina overlooking the sea

One of the most important international tourist centers, the city of Taormina always amaze and fascinate the tourists coming from every part of the world. With its terraces over the sea, its narrow streets, its history and its beauty, it's one of the favorite destinations in the world.

Distance

45 minutes

Visit Time

Full Day

How to reach it

Car

5. The largest nature reserve in Sicily, Park of Nebrodi

The Nebrodi reserve is the green lung of Sicily, a park rich in biodiversity and wild life like the golden eagle and the griffin. The most famous naturalistic sites are: the 4 lakes, the waterfall of Catafurco, the rocks of Crasto, the springs of Alcantara. It's a perfect place for lovers of trekking and mountain bike, going along the Dorsale path overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Aeolian Islands.

Distance

10 minutes

Visit Time

Full Day

How to reach it

Car

6. The vineyards and wineries of Etna

Coming in this area of Sicily involve two obligations, visiting Etna and tasting the wines grown on the lava soils. From the northern area of Etna coming the best wines, and all around Etna Quota Mille is a continuum of vineyards and old lava flows with panoramic views of the Nebrodis mountains. A visit to the winery with tasting is a must!

Distance

5 minutes

Visit Time

Half Day

How to reach it

Car

7. The medieval fest of Randazzo

In the scenery of Randazzo medieval village it is held one of the most beautiful Medieval Feast in Sicily, during which a parade made up of one hundred walk-on, walk through the streets of the town. The festival lasts for two days, during which the city is transformed into a real village of '400. On the streets you can meet dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters, acrobats and the restaurants offer ancient culinary specialties.

Distance

7 minutes

Visit Time

Full Day

How to reach it

Car

8. A little medieval town on the Alcantara valley, Castiglione di Sicilia

Castiglione di Sicilia is a medieval village included in the list of the most beautiful little towns in Italy. In the heart of the Alcantara valley look at south mount Etna, at north the Alcantara valley and Peloritani mountains. His castle was the residence of Bourbon kings and rulers of the kingdom of two Sicilies.

Distance

20 minutes

Visit Time

Half Day

How to reach it

Car

9. The big celebration on August 15th in Randazzo called "A Vara"

On August 15th in Randazzo there is a big celebration called "A Vara". It's a chariot of 20 meters high, moving along the main streets of the town high, on which is represented the Assumption of Mary to Heaven and where the characters are played by children.

Distance

10 minutes

Visit Time

Full Day

How to reach it

Car

10. The Gurrida lakes at the slope of mount Etna

The Gurrida lake is located at the slopes of Etna, formed after the damming of the Flascio river created by a lava flow. From its shores you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the volcano. The lake is also the perfect place for birdwatching, the area is crossed by thousands of bird species during the migration season.

Distance

15 minutes

Visit Time

2 Hours

How to reach it

Car

The Rooms

Take a look to our rooms. Standard or junior suite for your stay at the feet of mount Etna

 

 

The Restaurant

The restaurant offers typical Sicilian dishes with a touch of innovation, take a look our menus.

 

 

The Excursions

Take a look to all excursions and activities you can do around Etna Quota Mille agritourism.

 

 

Contatti 
e-Mail: info@etnaquotamille.it

Tel:  +(39) 095 518 7293

Cel: +(39) 328 846 6549

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