Militello in Val di Catania

Province of Catania

Militello is a tiny village with ancient origins dating back to the Copper Age. 

Militello has been inhabited since ancient times. The archaeological areas located close to the village display findings dating back to the Copper, Bronze Age and Iron Age, and from the Greek, Byzantine and Arabic periods. The current old town centre of Militello was founded by Normans who named the village with the Latin medieval word “Militellus”, which referred to the distribution of lands made by Count Roger I to members of his army. The most important monuments of the village are the Barresi-Branciforte Castle, built by Normans and completely destroyed by 1693 earthquake; the Church of San Benedetto Abate, erected in 1616, with one nave and three highly decorated chapels; the Mother Church of San Nicolò e del SS. Salvatore, built in 1721 on the ruins of the ancient Church dedicated to San Nicolò, with three naves and a Latin cross plan it holds amazing masterpieces made by some of the most important local artists in the 18th century; the Santuario Santa Maria della Stella, created in 1722, it displays impressive works of art made by the Tuscan artist Andrea della Robbia in the 15th century.

People live here:

7.643

Attractions:

Festa del SS Salvatore(18-25/08), holy festivity

Festa di Santa Maria della Stella(8/09), holy festivity

Sagra della Mostarda e del Fico d’India, (9 -11/10  and 16-18/10), food festival

How to get there:

By Car: 

From Catania

Get on A19 Palermo-Catania, exit Sferro-Gerbini. Take SS 192 to Bivio Iannarello, continue on Catania-Gela and take SS 385 di Palagonia to Catania, exit Croce-Militello.

From Siracusa

Get on A18/E45 to Strada Provinciale 16/SP16 in Lentini. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Strada Provinciale 16/SP16. Turn left onto Strada Statale 385/SS385 (signs for Caltagirone);Take Strada Provinciale 30/SP30 and Strada Provinciale 28i to Via Umberto I in Militello In Val di Catania.

From Ragusa

Get on SS115 and take Strada Statale 514/SS514 to Strada Provinciale 28ii/SP28ii in Vizzini. Follow SP28ii to Via Umberto I in Militello In Val di Catania.

By Bus:

From Catania

Autolinee Interbus Sais-Interbus

www.interbus.it

By Trains:

FS-Trenitalia Catania-Caltagirone-Gela

www.ferroviedellostato.it

Accommodations:

Country House Casa di Sant’ Andrea  (Buccheri) 

http://www.casedisantandrea.it/

Castello Camemi Hotel 3* (Mineo)

http://www.castellocamemi.com/

B&B Il Paesino, Licodia Eubea 3*

http://www.ilpaesino.it/

Hotel Il Paradiso della Zagara (Ramacca) 3*

http://www.paradisodellazagara.it/

Turismo rurale Conte di Wagner (Ramacca)  5*

http://www.conteadiwagner.com/ 

Restaurants:

U Trappitu  

Via Principe Branciforte, 125

Ph. +39 095 811447

U Pacha

Via Umberto I, 126

Ph. +39 095 226 5106

Vizi&Sfizi

Via San Giuliano, 148/150

Pizza e Pizzoli

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 144   Gravina, 95100 Militello in Val di Catania, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 095212261

Il Vicolo Dei Sapori 

Vico Maestro Antonino Montecassino

Mobile: +39 3807825438