Province of Catania

Grammichele is a medieval tiny village located in the charming province of Catania.

The village of Grammichele was founded by Prince Carlo Maria Branciforti who rebuilt the old town centre with a particular hexagonal plan after it was completely destroyed by the 1693 earthquake of Val di Noto. The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church, built in 1724; the Church of Madonna del Piano which has one nave including impressive frescos made by Vaccaro; the Necropoli of Casa Cantoniera, discovered by Paolo Orsi in 1827, displays a collection of findings dating back to the 12th and 5th century BC; the Archaeological Area of Occhiolà, established in 1997, shows the ruins of the ancient village destroyed by the 1693 earthquake.

People live here:



Festa della Madonna del Piano (6-/8/09)                                                                                                                                                                Live Nativity at Parco Archeologico di Occhiolà(9/12 to 6/01)

How to get there:

By Car:

Get on A18 Messina -Catania. Take SS 417 Catania-Gela, exit Grammichele.


Hotel Valle Verde

Country House Villa D’Andrea 4* 

B&B Rosa dei Venti 

Castello Camemi

Hotel Villa Sturzo 

Via Mons. Francesco Fasola, 3, 95041 Caltagirone CT, Italy

Ph. +39 0933 27196

B&B Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo 


Pizzeria Asso d’Oro

Via Corso Cavour 128, 95042 Grammichele, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 377 273 0360

El Bocadillo 

Via Gioberti, 15, Grammichele, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 0933944442

Valle dei Margi 


Piazza Carlo Maria Carafa, 21, 95042 Grammichele CT, Italy

Ph.+39 0933 942088

Il Rustico 

La Rosa Dei Venti

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 169, 95042 Grammichele CT, Italy

Ph.+39 0933 940912

Il Pepe Rosa 

Via Mario Rapisardi | Ex Disco Diva, 95042

Mobile: +39 3319563529

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