The most romantic Sicily

19 Nov , 2018 Lo "Scrigno stupendo" - Beautiful Coffer

The most romantic Sicily

The Faraglioni of Aci Trezza: the most romantic Sicily

The small fishing village in the province of Catania is considered one of the places on the island where it is impossible not to fall in love

I Faraglioni di Aci Trezza: la Sicilia più romantica

Il piccolo centro di pescatori in provincia di Catania è considerato uno dei luoghi dell’isola dove è impossibile non innamorarsi

Aurora View Resort: a pochissimi chilometri da Aci Trezza…

…just a few kilometers from Aci Trezza

Talmente caratteristica da ispirare le odi di Omero per la sua Odissea, Acitrezza è frazione di Acicastello e piccolo borgo peschereccio assai ammaliante. Il panorama è dominato dagli 8 faraglioni, i costoni lavici formatesi prima dell’Etna.

Such characteristic as to inspire the Odes of Homer for his Odyssey, Acitrezza, a village of Acicastello, is a small, very charming fishing village. The landscape is dominated by the 8 faraglioni (volcanic stacks), and lava cliffs that where formed before Etna.

According to the myth of the Odyssey written by Homer, it was the Cyclops Polyphemus who hurled these large boulders at the vessels of Ulysses. Acitrezza also hosted the setting of the novel Malavoglia by Giovanni Verga, the most important of the Italian Verismo. To this day, the House of Nespolo still stands, the dwelling, in which the humble fisherman’s family lived.

Secondo il mito dell’Odissea raccontato da Omero fu il ciclope Polifemo a scagliare contro le imbarcazioni di Ulisse i grandi massi. Acitrezza ospitò anche l’ambientazione del romanzo dei Malavoglia di Giovanni Verga, principale esponente del Verismo italiano. Oggi è ancora presente la Casa del Nespolo, dimora in cui l’umile famiglia di pescatori alloggiava.

THE MARINE PROTECTED AREA OF THE CYCLOPI ISLANDS

The marine protected area of the Cyclopi Islands was established around ten years ago to protect the marine environment and the species that inhabit it. It runs from Acitrezza to the area of Cannizzaro, covering a total area of 659 hectares, within which are also the famous Faraglioni.

The wildlife and the marine flora both widely enjoy the area: it is possible to take dive tours within the reserve to admire the spectacle of the natural environment, which is characterized by volcanic effects below the water line, as well as typical specimens of marine fauna and over 300 different types of algae from the red, to the green, to the brown.

 

 

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