Many of Catania - Etna’s most popular attractions are located within easy reach of Nicolosi, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two destinations that should top every visitor’s list is the wonderful Etna Cable Car and the iconic Etnapolis Shopping Center. If time permits, be sure to also visit Parco Gioeni and Etna Land.
Stop by some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a rewarding holiday destination. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Museo Emilio Greco in Catania, the Museo del Giocattolo and the Bellini Civic Museum. See local and touring talent strut their stuff at the Massimo Bellini Theater in Catania.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Catania - Etna, visit one of the many nearby outdoor areas. Enjoy some of the scenic parklands such as the Botanical Garden of University of Catania in Catania.
A number of Catania - Etna’s attractions are within driving distance of the Nicolosi area, including Roman Columns in Catania, Benedictine Monastery and Piazza Roma. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Norman Castle in Aci Castello, Porta Garibaldi in Catania and Porta Uzeda. The Church of San Giuliano in Catania and the Chiesa di San Nicolo l'Arena offers travellers to Catania - Etna the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
Nearby Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania is a great place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local heroes, the Calcio Catania, in action. On match days follow the sea of blue and re, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.
Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head within Nicolosi couldn’t be easier. Take your pick from the Una Hotel Palace, the Excelsior Grand Hotel, or the Grand Hotel Baia Verde, Aci Castello.