Aci Castello and Acitrezza: what you must to see
The Castle is situated on a ridge of lava, dominating the surrounding square. Originally it was built by the Normans in 1076 on promontory lava entirely surrounded by the sea: it was the lava flow of 1169 that connected it with the mainland. It became the home of important lords of the past and used as a military prison.
Today it houses the Civic Museum, divided into three different sections: Paleontological section, mineralogical section and archaeological section. Of particular importance are some examples of sea lava, the pillows, and blocks of spherical basalt which display radial fractures caused by the contact of magma with sea water.
Lastly, you can also visit the botanical gardens, in which there are a significant number of cacti plants.
You have to Try
For those who love fish, Capomulini, a few kilometers from Acitrezza, is a small fishing village that offers a variety of restaurants serving seafood, worth trying for those who are passionate about the cuisine.
For those who are not, it is definitely a good opportunity to become one!
Aci Castello e Acitrezza by Night
Both Acicastello that Acitrezza welcome tens of thousands of tourists, as well as food connoisseurs of the area, not only during the summer but throughout the year. The enjoyable sea breezes, in addition to the spectacular castle and the faraglioni of Acitrezza are the favorite of thousands of people during the beautiful Sicilian nights.
Here, some of the best restaurants in Sicily can be found. For younger people, the evenings are alive with discos and clubs on the sea, where you can drink and dance to the summer hits.
But the evenings can also be a little quieter: take a nice stroll and have some ice cream by the waterfront during the nights of a full moon, listening to the sea caressing the rocks, it is the ideal atmosphere for lovers.