Aci Bonaccorsi

Province of Catania

Aci Bonaccorsi has a charming ancient medieval town centre where it is possible to visit its wonderful Mother Church.

The name of Aci Bonaccorsi derives from the union of the greek word “Akis “ which means “sharp object”, and the name of the family Bonaccorsi, who ruled the small town until the second half of the sixteenth century. The first information about this ancient town dates back to 1170, when the original medieval village was founded by a union of the smaller villages Pauloti, Leonii, Battiati and Bonaccorsi. The village was ruled by some of the most important feudal lords in the area such as the Marquis Diana, the Duke of Cefalu and Giuseppe Nicolò Diana, who exercised his power until the abolition of the feudal rights. Visiting the old medieval town centre you can discover its wonderful Mother Church dedicated to Madonna dell’Indirizzo. The church was built in 1500 with three naves enriched by sophisticated decorations including impressive works of art made in the 17th century by Giacinto Platania and Vincenzo Sciuto. Close to the Mother Church there is the Church of Annunziata which was erected in the 18th century.

People live here:

3,443

Attractions:

Christmas Markets

Khamsin Festival (9-12/07), it is an International Festival about Dance, Music and Middle East and India culture

Festa di Santo Stefano(2-3/08), holy festivity

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

Get on E45/A18, exit ”Paesi Etnei”, continue to Viagrande and Aci Bonaccorsi.

Accommodations:

Monaci delle Terre Nere

http://www.monacidelleterrenere.it/contatto/

Grand Hotel Baia Verde 4*

http://www.baiaverde.it/IT/ 

San Max Hotel 3*

http://www.sanmaxhotel.it/new/ 

Plaza Hotel Catania 4*

http://www.plazahotelcatania.it 

NH Catania Centro 4*

http://www.nh-hotels.it/hotel/nh-catania-centro

La Casa del Peta dell’Etna

http://www.lacasadelpoetadelletna.it/Default.aspx?language=en-GB

4 SPA Resort Hotel 4*

http://www.4spa.it/en/index.html

Santa Caterina Hotel 4*

http://www.santacaterinahotel.com/en 

B&B Aloisio 

http://www.bedandbreakfastaloisio.it

Grand Hotel Faraglioni 4*

http://www.grandhotelfaraglioni.com

Restaurants:

Cantina Bonaccorsi

Via Etna, 24, 95020 Aci Bonaccorsi CT, Italy

Mobile: +39 346 341 8090

Big Bun American Style

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 48, 95020 Aci Bonaccorsi CT, Italy

Mobile: +39 095 826 9377

Ristorante il Nespolo

3 Via Luigi Pirandello, Aci Bonaccorsi, CT 95020, Italy

Ph. +39 095 789 4746

Pizzeria Slow&Quick

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 42, Aci Bonaccorsi CT, Italy

Ph. +39 095 789 9804

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