Welcome to Aci Trezza
A few kilometres south of Acireale, the small fishing village of Aci Trezza has a lively seafront and a number of good restaurants. Offshore, a series of surreal, jagged basalt rocks, the Scogli dei Ciclopi, rise out of the sea. These are the mythical missiles that the blinded Cyclops, Polyphemus (who lived in Etna), is supposed to have thrown at the fleeing Odysseus. Aci Trezza is also celebrated as the setting of I Malavoglia, Giovanni Verga's 19th-century literary masterpiece of life in a poor, isolated fishing community.