Aidone offers an amazing view of Etna Park, the Nebrodi chain, the Catania plain, Syracuse and the Ionian Sea.
Considered as the ‘terrace of Sicily’, Aidone dominates the central-eastern part of the island. From this village there is an amazing view of Mount Etna, the Nebrodi chain, the Catania plain, Syracuse and the Ionian Sea. The name of the town derives from the Arab Ay-ndun meaning “higher water spring”. The town was founded on an Arab settlement by the Normans. In the following century Aidone had many different dominions like the Swabians, Aragonese, Castilians, and finally the Bourbons (1700 – 1860). This village offers interesting cultural attractions such as the Parish Church of San Lorenzo, a Norman Church damaged in the 1963 earthquake and then renovated with wonderful works of art, and the Castello di Pietratagliata located in the contrite Gresti, which it was an Arab watch tower.
Close to the village is an archaeological site of the ancient city of Morgantina, where you can admire incredible ruins dating back to 450 BCE.
How to get there:
From Palermo A19 Palermo – Catania, exit Enna, then continue on the SS 561 direction to Pergusa and then take SS 117bis to Aidone.
A19 Catania – Palermo, exit Enna, take the SS 561 to Pergusa, then take SS 117bis to Aidone.
By bus: From Palermo
via P.Balsamo, 16
Autobus di linea Sais Autoline.
via D’Amico n.181
Autobus di linea Etna Trasporti.
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La Piazzetta del Museo
Largo Torres Truppia 5 | La piazzetta davanti al Museo Archeologico, 94010 Aidone, Sicily, Italy
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Antichi Sapori Aidonesi
Address: Via Garibaldi 71, Aidone, Sicily
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