Welcome to Acireale


And while Acireale has long been known for its thermal waters, its modern claim to fame is its spectacular Carnevale festivities, bursting into life each February.


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Acireale activities

$52.14 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfert from and to Catania Airport

When plan your trip to an unknown country, as well as book tickets and hotels, you should take care of how to get from airport to hotel. Your trip will be much easier if you book your transfer in advance. With our services of rental with driver, you can travel comfortably across Italy from Sicily, without having problems with luggage, parking places, times, strikes or long delay. Your trip will start from where you decide and will end in just in front of your destination, assisted by qualified personnel and vehicles with new and reliable. Our company is present in Catania Airport,  Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Acireale, Giarre, Siracusa, Messina and Milazzo  and can provide transport all over Italy.

$115.86 Shore Excursions

Taormina Port- Acireale-Catania-Cyclops Riviera: Private Tour

When your cruise ship docks in the Taormina port, your professional driver will pick you up and take you along the gorgeous Sicilian coast to the ancient village of Acireale, where you'll explore at your leisure. Visit the beautiful 16th-century Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul and see the Basilica Collegiata of St Sebastian. Then, take a walk along the most elegant street in the city, Corso Umberto, and browse the many high-fashion shops. Before leaving Acireale, be sure to taste granita, a semi-frozen dessert, together with a brioche pastry (own expense).Next, head to the charming fishing village of Catania, situated at the base of Mt Etna. This village has been destroyed seven times by this volcano, as well as several earthquakes. Nevertheless, you'll see the remains of the 2nd-century amphitheater and the 3rd-century Roman theater – the Odeon -- as well as the village's ancient thermal baths. Take a walk at your leisure along the beautiful Via Dei Crociferi before continuing your tour along the Cyclops Riviera.Comprised of lava stone from Mt Etna’s numerous eruptions, the Cyclops Riviera is surrounded by myths and legends. Stretching for 9 miles (5 km) along the eastern coast of Sicily, this enchanting coastline got its name from Homeric myths depicting the one-eyed giant son of Poseidon and Thoosa. Take in the area’s full beauty as you stroll along the seafront and spot hand-painted fishing boats in small inlets. At the end of your spectacular day in Sicily, your driver will bring you back to the port of Taormina.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Taormina port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$115.86 Shore Excursions

Messina Port to Cyclops Riviera Private Sicily Shore Excursion

When your cruise ship docks in the Messina port, your friendly driver will pick you up and take you along the stunning Sicilian coast to the ancient village of Acireale, where you'll explore independently. Visit the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, a beautiful baroque church built in 1550. See the Basilica Collegiata of St Sebastian and take a walk along the most elegant street in the city, Corso Umberto, where you'll find many high-fashion stores. Before leaving Acireale, taste the semi-frozen dessert granita together with a brioche pastry (own expense).Next, head to the charming fishing village of Catania. Situated at the base of Mt Etna, the village has been destroyed seven times by this volcano and many earthquakes. Nevertheless, you'll see the remains of the 2nd-century amphitheater and the 3rd-century Roman theater -- the Odeon -- and the village's thermal baths. Take a stroll at your leisure along the beautiful Via Dei Crociferi before continuing your trip along the Cyclops Riviera.The Cyclops Riviera, comprised of lava stone from Mt Etna’s numerous eruptions, stretches for 9 miles (5 km) along the eastern coast of Sicily. Be enchanted by the stunning coastline and hear the Homeric myths and legends behind the one-eyed giant son of Poseidon and Thoosa, where the riviera got its name. Catch the area’s beauty at its best as you wander along the seafront and spot hand-painted fishing boats in small inlets. At the end of this magnificent day, your driver will bring you comfortably back to your ship at the port of Messina.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Messina port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.