Province of Catania

Bronte is an ancient village rich in history and mythology. 

According to the legend, the origin of Bronte dates back to the time of the Cyclops, the mythological gigantic creatures with one eye, who used to live in the area cultivating the fertile lands and extracting minerals from Etna Volcan. The Cyclops who use to live in the area were named Bronte, son of Neptune, Steropes and Argo. The village was founded by Bronte, who ruled and named the town too. The most important monuments of the village are the Museo dell’Antica Civiltà Locale; the Museo del Carretto Siciliano; the Ducea di Nelson which is a complex of three historical buildings: the house- museum of Nelson-Bidport, the ruins of the Maria Santissima Abbey and the tiny church of Santa Maria di Maniace, a wonderful example of Norman sacred architecture in the area; the Church of SS Trinità, built in the first part of the 16th century, has Norman origins and was designed with three naves, a series of highly decorated limestone columns and a precious Baroque marble altar. It is considered as one of the most important monument of the village; the Church of Sacro Cuore has a classical facade and its interior is characterized by one nave enriched by impressive stuccos and Baroque decorations.

People live here:


Typical food:

prickly pears

“Tabbacchiera” peach


Sagra del Pistacchio (25/09- 4/10) food festival                                                                                                                                                                       Bronte’s Nativities, it is a temporary exhibitions about international nativities coming from all over the world.

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

Get on Superstrada Paternò – Catania and Strada Statale 284/SS284 to Viale Catania in Bronte. Take Viale Duca D’Aosta to Via Simeto/SP17iii.


Fucina di Vulcano  3*

Hotel Ristorante Parco Dell’Etna  3*

B&B I Cugi  3*

B&B Planet Rooms

La Cascina 2*

Dimora dei Ciclopi  3*

Azienda Agricola Cuntarati

Feudo Marullo

Rocca Calanna Hotel 3*

Via Alberto Della Chiesa, 1

Ph. +39  095 9894066 – +39 095 7723654  Mobile: +39 349 8527334

Feudo Vagliasindi 3*  (Randazzo)

Casale Etna Quota Mille 3* (Randazzo)!agriturismo/cee5

Hotel Scrivano 3*  (Randazzo)

Hotel Nebrodi 3* (Randazzo)


Pepe Rosa

Via Umberto, 226, Bronte CT

Ph. +39 095 772 4476

Il Fiorentino Ristorante

Caffetteria Luca

Fucina di Vulcano

Il Palio Ristorante

Viale Regina Margherita, 128

Ph. +39 095 693131

Villa Etrusca

Shamrock Irish Pub

Corso Umberto, 329

Ph. +39 095 691891

Trattoria Conti

Piazza Vincenzo Saitta, 16, 95034 Bronte, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 095692195

Il Casolare delle Balze

Feudo Marullo

Parco dell’Etna

Turismo Rurale Oro Verde

Dolci Delizie

L’ Angolo dei Sapori Bronte

Viale Duca degli Abruzzi

Mobile: +39 345 330 5760

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