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Aci Trezza: Cyclops Riviera Nature Reserves Boat Tour

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Discover the marine and terrestrial nature reserves around Aci Trezza on a boat tour. Enjoy bathing stops, and visit a shipyard, the seaside village of Capo Mulini, La Timpa Nature Reserve, and more.


  • Integral nature seen from the sea
  • Protected marine area of Acireale
  • Protected marine area of Aci Trezza


Enjoy 12 stops to see some of the highlights of the Cyclops Riviera, including the ancient sea village of Capomulini and Norman Aci Castle on this boat tour. 1.Rodolico shipyard in Aci Trezza Shipwrights have been shaping wood for millennia, creating constructions that still ply our waters today. A true art that encompasses the skills of designer, naval engineer, carpenter as well as artist. 2.Ancient sea village of Capomulini Capo Mulini resurfaces in maiden memories. Between the pages of a Verga book and games on the beach. The small, delightful seaside village was my personal destination for several summers. The days would start early, with a glance at the sunrise and the desire to dive into that sea as calm as a mirror. 3.Lighthouse of Capo Mulini surveyed: 'fai The first lighthouse was put into service in 1868. It was replaced by the present lighthouse in 1919. It is located at the end of the promontory about 3 km south of the town of Acireale and 10 km north-east of Catania 4.Cala Spoto 5.Riviera La Gazzena The Gazzena district is certainly one of the most interesting areas from a naturalistic and landscape point of view, representing an uncontaminated oasis despite being set in a highly anthropised context. 6.Sentiero di Acque Grandi This is a path that starts in the Santa Caterina district in Acireale, from the small square, with a view of the timpa and the sea, Taormina and Calabria. 7.The Timpa of Acireale The Timpa di Acireale is a protected natural area, a marvellous and imposing rocky escarpment overlooking the Sicilian sea. It is a unique place, offering glimpses of rare beauty and breathtaking views 8.Sea village of Santa Maria la Scala At the foot of the 'Timpa Natural Reserve' in the territory of Acireale, on the Ionian coast lies the seaside village of Santa Maria La Scala. 9.La Timpa Oriented Nature Reserve La Timpa is a promontory about 80 m high behind the coast of Acireale and is located along the coast that leads from Catania to Riposto.The reserve is characterised by stepped rocks of volcanic origin and several faults. 10.Lachea Island Aci Trezza Lachea Island, not very large, is the largest of the outcrops that make up the Cyclopes archipelago, just off the coast of Aci Trezza in Sicily. 11. The Faraglioni Their origin is thought tobe associated with the wrath of the Cyclops Polyphemus who, blinded by Ulysses, allegedly hurled the rocks into the sea at the Greek hero to prevent him from escaping. 12. Norman Aci Castle The basaltic promontory where the castle stands is formed by submarine lava flows (pillows) that have a radiometric age of about 500,000 years from the present. The basaltic cliff is surrounded by a prehistoric lava flow, which in 19th century historiography was incorrectly attributed to the eruption of 1169 13.Prince Aci Catello's House It was in February 1749 when Prince Don Luigi Riggio, Don Stefano's successor, had a majestic palace erected in Acitrezza as his residence. 14. Caves of Ulysses Catania in the protected area A bath in the history of legendary events that supposedly took


Skipper and guide in Italian and English Insurance with civil liability Entrance ticket to the ancient shipyard from 1800 with guided Italian and English tour with the last shipwright of the Rodolico family Various stops with bathing in the sea of Sicily on boat tours departing from Aci Trezza.

Important Information

  • In Sicily the sea weather: starting with sea force 2/3 and wind force 3/4 the tour is cancelled. The customer can substitute with other dates or get a refund. In case of bad weather, only the tour and not the visit to the ancient shipwrights' yard in Aci Trezza will be reimbursed. Every day of the week except Wednesday and Saturday

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