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Acireale & surrounding places

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Acireale & surrounding places

Hello, we will be travelling to Sicily at the end of June & staying in Acireale, can anyone please suggest any good restaurants there? Also any ideas of places to visit with kids (7 & 4 years old) we will be taking them to Etnaland.Is it worth the drive to Gole di Alcantara? any suggestions appreciated.Thanks

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1. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

Welcome to Sicily!

Etnaland and Gole Dell'alcantara will be wonderful excursions for your kids.

You might also consider Cave Grande del Cassibile near Siracusa.

And the Paradise Acquatico in Melilli; the funivia on Mount Etna; or the funivia at Taormina.

Paradise City Parco Acquatico‎ Melilli:

http://www.theparks.it/tpdb/park.php?idP=81

Funivia dell'Etna:

http://www.funiviaetna.com/index.aspx

Funivia Taormina:

www.gotaormina.com/en/taormina/cable_car.html

Kids enjoy Siracusa's aquarium. It's located on Ortygia with entry from the marina below, and all aspects of Mediterranean marine life are explored.

Acquario di Siracusa:

http://web.tiscali.it/acquario_sr/

Your children could also enjoy the Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi on Ortygia’s Jewish quarter at Via della Giudecca, 17 (0931 465540). There’s also a workshop where you would be able to buy puppets at #19.

Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi:

http://www.pupari.it/

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thinkSicily Activities for children –Some ideas:

www.thinksicily.com/sicily/showpage.asp?n=259

For Families:

frommers.com/destinations/…0771020799.html

Enjoy!

Vagabonda

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2. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

wow!! thanks Vagabonda..you truely are an expert!!

i will look into the suggestions you have given me. thanks again!

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3. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

Prego!

And for a listing of restaurants...but Catania is an easy bus ride away, or you could enjoy a bigger lunch and a light fare for dinner.

www.siciliano.it/citta-ristoranti.cfm…

www.siciliano.it/citta-ristoranti.cfm…

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http://www.siciliano.it/citta-ristoranti.cfm?citta=Acireale%20(Fr.%20Stazzo)

You could enjoy a bigger lunch and a light fare for dinner.

You might really enjoy lunch at the villa located on the hill behind town in a lemon grove, La Casa del Grecale - It's a set menu.

http://www.lacasadelgrecale.it/

La Taverna is located at the fish market at Piazza Marconi - Good for lunch.

L'Oste Scuro offers pastas and fish.

095-763.40.01

And Catania is an easy bus ride away.

AST:

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/opencms/opencms…

Zappala-Torrisi:

http://www.zappala-torrisi.it/

Vagabonda

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4. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

Hi again,

one little question, we are arriving in sicily by sea @ the port in Catania, however we have to pick up our rental car @ the airport (fontana rossa) does anyone have any idea how far it is.. & what a taxi would cost..tnx..

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5. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

From the centre of town by taxi to the airport would cost about 20 euros.

It would cost about 5 euros to taxi from the port to the train station, and you could then take the AMT bus from the station to the airport.

AMT "ALIBUS" | Toll Free Number 800 018696

AMT Alibus Service every 20 minutes from 5.00 am to midnight, from the Airport to the City Centre and the Train Station – metropolitan bus fare applies.

To the airport

Catania Railway Station, Martiri Libertà, Sicilia, Stesicoro, Etnea, Duomo, Borsellino Square (road side), Mulino S. Lucia, Colombo, Tempio, Faro Biscari, Asse dei servizi, Fontanarossa Airport.

This earlier thread offers information.

catania-taormina:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187892-i344-k2764…

Vagabonda

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6. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

once again thankyou for sharing your expertese!! really looking forward to visiting your beautiful island again!!! & of course the delicious italian food, gelato & dolci di mandorla!!!

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7. Re: Acireale & surrounding places

My pleasure gm545!

And I will wholeheartedly agree that Sicilian cuisine and wines are very delicious!

http://www.bestofsicily.com/food.htm

Did you know that Acireale is especially known for gelati??

paginegialle.it/pgol/4-gelaterias/3-acireale

Enjoy all the gelaterias around the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of Baroque Acireale.

gelato in Acireale?:

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Buon Viaggio!

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