Province of Catania

Mascali is a charming village with an ancient history characterized by a violent volcano eruption which covered and destroyed the old town centre. 

The name of Mascali derives from the Byzantine word which referred to the impressive woods located in the area close to Volcano Etna. The first settlement of the village was founded in 593 BC near an ancient Monastery. Later the village was conquered by Arabs in 900 BC, by Roger I in 1082 and included in the village of Troina in 1124. A violent and tremendous eruption completely buried the village at the beginning of the 20th century. The most important monuments of the village are the Mother Church of San Leonardo Abate, built in the main square of the village in the 20th century, has impressive marble altars and a majestic chandelier with over 200 light bulbs; and the Church of San Giuseppe, a modern sacred building completely redesigned after the violent volcano eruption.

People live here:



Sagra della Muscalina,(22/07) Fish Festival

Territorio in festa a Puntalazzo, (6-7/06) Food and Wine Festival

How to get there:

By Car:

Get on A18 ME-CT, exit Fiumefreddo and continue to Fondachello

From Fontanarossa Catania Airport

Get on Tangenziale Ovest and take A18 CT-ME, exit Fiumefreddo and continue to Fondachello.


Atlantis Palace Hotel 3*

Villa Galati Resort 4*

Le Ville della Contea

Borgo Barone

Strada Provinciale Nunziata Piedimonte, 184, Mascali CT, Italy

Mobile: +39 328 656 7302

Country House Il Pozzo Antico

Country House Rosemarine


Ristorante Pizzeria E’Nespuli

Pub Samperi

Via Siculo Orientale, 185, Mascali, Sicily, Italy

Mobile: 393497193331

Ristorante Pizzeria Santi e Briganti

Via Carrata, 50, 95016 Mascali CT, Italy

Ph.+39 095 770 1520

Ristorante Pizzeria Brezza di Mare 

Via Spiaggia 142, 95016, Mascali, Sicilia, Italia

Ph.+39 0957701286

Ristorante Pizzeria Mare dell’Etna

Via Spiaggia . 115 EF | Via Spiaggia . 115 EF, 95016,Mascali, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +(39)0957700090

Ristorante Pizzeria La Spiga Mascali-Santa Venera

Ristorante La Vecchia Posta

via spiaggia n°307/D Sant’Anna di Mascali, 95016,Mascali, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39095971240

Country House Il Pozzo Antico

Country House La Pietra Antica

Al Pescatore

Antico Ristorante Marinaro

lido monsone, Fondachello,



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