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Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

A look at Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza
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Aci Trezza
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Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza

Aci Trezza ('A Trizza in Sicilian) is a fishing village of ancient and remarkable tradition, famous for its landscape. The village was officially founded at the end of the seventeenth century by Stefano Riggio that made it an important maritime port and the center of the local business life with numerous stores adapted to contain oil, iron, meats and cheeses.

Aci Trezza was managed by Stefano Riggio until 1678, and then by his son Luigi Riggio Giuffrè until 1680, by Stefano Riggio Saladin until 1704, then by Luigi Riggio Branciforte until 1757. Finally the feud passed to Stefano Reggio Gravina until 1790 and Giuseppe Riggio Grugno until 1792, when it became a free village. Giuseppe Riggio Snout died then to Palermo beheaded by the crowd in revolt in 1820, settling the family of the princes of Aci. At the beginning of XVIII century had about 150 inhabitants.

The panorama of Aci Trezza is dominated by the Faraglioni of the Cyclops: eight picturesque basaltic rocks that, according to the legend, were launched by Polifemo to Ulysses during his escape. Not far from the coast (400 m away), is present the Lachea Island, identified with the Homeric Goats’ Island.

Aci Trezza is the village in which Giovanni Verga set his famous novel I Malavoglia (1881) and in which, in 1948, was shot the movie inspired to it ‘La terra trema’ by Luchino Visconti and Antonio Pietrangeli, masterpiece of Neorealism made with the inhabitants of the village themselves.

Not far from the Church of the Patron Saint, on the basis of some descriptive elements provided by Verga in the Malavoglia’s novel, was identified the Nespolo House (Padron ’Ntoni dwelling), in which it has been set up a small museum containing objects of the seafaring tradition and a photographic section dedicated to the film by Luchino Visconti.

Always in Aci Trezza was made part of the Red Film by the Finn director Mika Kaurismäki.

Village of Aci Trezza
Municipality of Aci Castello
Metropolitan City of Catania
Sicily Region

Population: 18.674 (5.000 in the village)
Altitude centre: 15 m s.l.m.

Natural Protected Areas:
Immacolatella and Micio Mont Complex Natural Reserve
Lachea Island and Cuclopes Faraglioni Natural Reserve
Cyclopes Islands Natural Marine Reserve

Municipality of Aci Castello
Via Re Martino 214 - Aci Castello
Tel. +39 095 7371111

Caponata alla siciliana, the flavors of the ancient Trinacria

It 's a regional specialty, but there are many variations, almost as many places that dot the island. A specialty that cheers the table and that as an appetizer also becomes a side dish or, together with pasta, a unique tasty and delicious dish

Next or present Events

  • Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Acitrezza
    From 23-06-2019
    To 25-06-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-23 2019-06-25 Europe/Rome Feast of Saint John the Baptist in Acitrezza Traditional celebrations in honor of the patron Saint John the Baptist in Acitrezza with the evocative pantomime of "U Pisci a Mari" in the waters of the marina near the beautiful Faraglioni. The festival also includes religious rites, processions, parades and the Swordfish festival. Aci Trezza

    Traditional celebrations in honor of the patron Saint John the Baptist in Acitrezza with the evocative pantomime of "U Pisci a Mari" in the waters of the marina near the beautiful Faraglioni. The festival also includes religious rites, processions, parades and the Swordfish festival.

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Past Events

  • Carnival of Acitrezza
    From 08-02-2018
    To 13-02-2018
    Carnival of Acitrezza
    Carnival

    Masks, music, dance, lights This is the carnival of Acitrezza.

  • Street Food Summer Edition
    From 13-07-2018
    To 15-07-2018
    Feasts

    The new port will host the best of street food, with the Sicilian and international protagonists of street food.
    Free entrance.

  • Festival ''Suttu u Puzzu''
    From 27-07-2018
    To 29-07-2018
    Festival ''Suttu u Puzzu''
    Feasts

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