I Faraglioni Di Aci Trezza
I Faraglioni Di Aci Trezza
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
Si tratta di rocce maestose, uniche e rare, che sorgono in mezzo al mare della Sicilia nei pressi di Aci Trezza (Trizza, in siciliano), una frazione di Aci Castello, in provincia di Catania, e noto borgo marinaro che si affaccia sul mar Ionio. Questi mitici faraglioni, formatisi mezzo milione di anni fa a causa dell'attività vulcanica (non della furia ciclopica!), oggi costituiscono l'area marina protetta della Riviera dei Ciclopi. Questi isolotti dai nomi più disparati (Isola Lachea, Faraglione Grande, Faraglione Piccolo, Faraglione di Mezzo, Scoglio Monaco, la Longa, la Pitrudda, Testa del Mostro, Scoglio delle Cozze, Letto della Zita), divennero ancora più noti per aver offerto l'ambientazione del romanzo verista e Verghiano de "I Malavoglia", la sfortunata famiglia di pescatori Trezzani, le cui storie sono divulgate anche dal Museo Casa del Nespolo.
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In Love with the Med
London, UK202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
A lovely place to spend a few hours of photo shooting the rocks. Locals say that this is where Ulysses met the Cyclops. Very close to Catania but not far from Taormina either. If you are driving from Catania to Taormina and want to just pass by then just avoid the highway.
Written January 3, 2020
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
In the east coast of Sicily Island, near Catania and Etna Volcano, there is the enchanting Acitrezza with its stacks.
Written September 17, 2019
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mariu
New York City, NY96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Homer has a curious story about the manner in which they became detached, towards the end of the ninth book of the Odyssey. When Odysseus visited Sicily it was inhabited by the Cyclopes, said to have had only one eye, on the forehead.

Odysseus encounters one of their number, Polyphemus, on his journey home to Ithaca, who kills two of Odysseus's men. Stuck inside Polyphemus's cave because he and his men are unable to move the boulder that blocks the entrance, Odysseus supplies Polyphemus with a special wine until he falls asleep, and blinds him by drilling the Cyclops's own wooden walking stick into his eye. Polyphemus opens the cave boulder and the Greeks escape to their ship; Polyphemus calls to the other Cyclopes for help and Odysseus, from the distance of his ship, begins to taunt and to jeer at him. (wikipedia)
Written July 29, 2018
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Dandraaa
Bucharest11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
We've stayed for one week in Catania and went for short trips, as we were with our 2 years old son and couldn't make long trips.
One of the trip was to Acitrezza, 30-40 minutes away on the coast of Catania, with the bus from the Central Station. There is city autobus 534 (1 EUR 90 min) or other AST bus (1.90 EUR one way).
The village is very nice with an atmosphere back in time. We've spent a half day on a Saturday on the terraces and on the black rocks to the sea.
It is a nice getaway from the city and very close to Catania in the same time.
Back to Catania, the town is very, very dirty! We didn't expected and it was difficult to walk with a baby stroller on the side of the road as they are narrow or the cars are parked on...Take care of the cars or motors as they don't stop to let you cross the street, not even when you are on green light!
The old buildings when you step into history are beautiful but in very bad shape...
The food in Catania and in general was very good, fresh an very tasty.
Written April 13, 2018
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jgc37
Perugia, Italy179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Visiting here was one of the nicest parts of my trip to Catania. I took the 534 city bus to Aci Castello and then walked to Acitrezza. The view is just stunning. After the craziness of the city, it was wonderful to just sit peacefully and eat granita!
Written May 27, 2016
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Abigail A
Paola, Malta148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
My second time in Acitrezza, and I must say that it won't be the last! Beautifully set and lovely place to be... Both in Winter and Summer is recommended to visit. Very clean promenade and ample places to eat, drink and relax... Worth a visit and easy reachable both from Messina to the north and Catania to the south!
Written September 25, 2016
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giovanna277
Jerusalem, Israel583 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
A Must when You Visit Catania... it's a bit outside the city but worth the visit/ Great View of rocks thats were formed from the Lava Remains.
Written October 13, 2015
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Annie
Wantagh, NY20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
From high up on the cliffs of Taormina, the black sand beaches off to the far right on the horizon beckon.
After two weeks of phenomenal beach visits from Ortigia, Castellammare, Cefalù, and beyond, the insatiable traveler has to keep one’s bathing suit handy in the carry-on for one more final swim on the way to the airport in Catania Lungomare Di Acitrezza is heavenly. Sicily beaches have taught me well. First, locate a ladder and then jump in!
Written November 6, 2019
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Peppe
Malta22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Incredible mind blowin spot with these lava rocks created by a passed Etna eruption and located straight in front of Acitrezza sea side walk.
Even better at sunset.
You can ask some fisher man to take you around them or explore the close by "Isola lachea" for a swim.
Must visit in Catania!!!
Written December 23, 2018
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I came here not knowing of it on a tour bus from Catania. What a super surprise. Lovely promenade and to see the Cyclops rocks was an unexpected treat. The rocks make for great pictures.
Written November 15, 2018
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