is a coastal city in north-east Sicily
, at the foot of Mount Etna
. It is a diocese, famous for its churches, including the Neo-Gothic St. Peter's Basilica, St. Sebastian's Basilica in the Sicilian Baroque style, and the 17th century Acireale Cathedral; and there is a seminary, for the training of priests. Acireale is also noted for its paintings: the oldest academy in Sicily, the "Accademia dei Dafnici e degli Zelanti" is located here. Owner Direct
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Acireale is famous throughout Sicily for its spectacular floats, costumes, and parades
during the season of carnival, which attracts many tourists and visitors. Book your accommodations
early if you are planning on going during carnival because lodging and vacation rentals can easily fill up.
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Acireale boasts a production of citrus fruits, cereals, other fruits, and vegetables
. Cattle breeding and sheep farms are flourishing and their deriving products are exhibited at the annual Cattle Fair, held in the month of July. The typical local handicraft work includes wrought iron and lava-rock objects. Hand-made embroideries are also very remarkable.
Although small, the town offers a variety of villas, accommodation and lodging options including vacation rentals, condo rentals, villa rentals and apartment rentals
. The locals are very helpful and will offer you accommodation in their homes or refer you to villas that they recommend.