From Roccalumera you can easily reach the most important and fascinating tourist destinations of Eastern Sicily: Forza d’Agro, Taormina, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Taormina, Alcantara Gorge, Etna Park, Acitrezza, Acicastello and Catania.
Letojanni with its coastline lapped by a crystal clear sea, spectacular by day and night of fun begins when the nightlife of all the rooms that are located on the waterfront and overlooking the beaches.
Ancient land between Messina and Catania on the Ionian Sea in which it reflects from a height of 420 meters. This small town in recent years has been able to adapt to various types of tourism, from young looking for fun to adult relaxing. Forza D’Agrò is immersed in green and peace and its lands are dominated by the castle testifing the medieval history of the place. Do not miss the beautiful view of the castle and its gatehouse from the fortified walls, the fifteenth-Cathedral of SS. Annunziata, the church of the Triad with its spectacular Durazzesco Arch and the Convent of the Augustinians. The local cuisine summarizes in a harmonious and original fusion, the best the earth has to offer lively and generous. Every dish, from the simplest to the most elaborate, shows creativity, imagination, into a festival of colors and flavors to be enjoyed and savored.
Taormina and Isola Bella
Taormina is one of the undisputed tourist capital of Sicily, privileged by a natural location and adorned with magnificent and ancient monuments. Always been a favorite place of poets and writers, called the “Pearl of the Ionian Sea”, it is a refined and elegant resort, known throughout the world. Situated on a natural terrace overlooking the sea, the city offers tourists breathtaking views, dominated by the magnificent volcano Etna. Walking through the town of Taormina you can visit several monuments, among the most significant: the Cathedral of Taormina, the Anglican Church, the Odeon, the Covaja Palace, Taormina is a true city of art.
The most important monument of the city of Taormina is the Greek-Roman Theatre, second largest after that of Syracuse, but unique and invaluable to the feelings that can arouse the visitor. The theater is now home to artistic and cultural events of international importance. But Taormina also offers a beautiful sea. From the center you can reach the beautiful beaches overlooking the Ionian Sea, with angles of unique beauty: Giardini Naxos, Mazzaro and Isola Bella, the latter declared a nature reserve and a site of historical and artistic interest.
Deserves a visit to the medieval town of Castelmola, placed on top of the rock overlooking Taormina. Castelmola dominates the Ionian coast of Sicily, offering breathtaking views and a past rich in art, history and traditions that still continue to fascinate.
First Greek colony in Sicily, at the base of Mount Etna. Giardini Naxos synthesizes a little all the sights and attractions of this island: a mild climate, a wide bay with its pretty beaches, fascinating archaeological remains for a holiday in the heart of the Mediterranean sea.
The millennial history of Giardini Naxos is well summarized in the Archaeological Museum and the nearby park, where you can admire the evocative remains of the ancient Naxos, including parts of the walls, ruins of houses and the foundations of a large temple.
Giardini Naxos offers tourists beautiful well-equipped beaches ideal for spending lazy days and fun. The food, as in most places in Sicily, is rich and flavorful, are enhanced the flavors of local seafood and desserts and pastry at her masters are the aromas of almond and citrus fruits. Definitely do not miss a rejuvenating and refreshing almond granita. Giardini Naxos can easily be reached in less than half an hour from our hotel.
Gole of Alcantara must be seen from lovers of unspoiled nature and trails. They are close to Francavilla di Sicilia, in the Alcantara Valley where flows the river of the same name. The Alcantara River has created a valley along its course which is a unique geological landscapes in the world. The Alcantara River owes its fame to its special lava formations visible today in different sections of its course. From the encounter between water and fire come to life a landscape of stunning beauty became a place of great attraction.
The beauty of Etna is not only during the eruptions and lava flows. Around the great volcano there is a unique and wonderful, rich sounds, smells and colors. An enchanting landscape, protected by a natural park that anyone in Sicily can not miss to visit.
Acicastello and Acitrezza
Two other wonders of our Ionian coast are Aci Castello and Acitrezza, fishing villages surrounded by myth and legend. The castle of Aci Castello is made with black lava rock. This Norman fortress is perched on a cliff over the sea. From the top you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Faraglioni of the Cyclops.
Aci Trezza was also the country in which Giovanni Verga set his famous novel “The Medlar Tree” (1881) and in which, in 1948, was filmed the movie “The Earth Trembles” by Luchino Visconti and Antonio Pietrangeli, made with non-professional actors inhabitants of the place.
Acitrezza became animated seaside resort, a tourist destination thanks to the beauty of the marine environment. Aci Trezza is a fishing center of ancient and remarkable tradition, famous for its unique landscape. The view of Aci Trezza is dominated by rocks of the Cyclops eight picturesque basaltic rocks which, according to legend, were thrown by Polyphemus to Ulysses during his escape.