Misterbianco

Province of Catania

Misterbianco is a rural medieval village which is well known for its wonderful natural environment. 

The village of Misterbianco is located on on the slopes of Mount Etna surrounded by fertile lands and the Amenano river. The name of the town refers to the Dominicans Monasterium Album, meaning White Monastery, where the monks used to wear a white habit. It was completely destroyed by the 1669 eruption, but later in the mid-fifties Misterbianco became a big agricultural centre close to Catania, the main city of the province, and in the sixties it began to develop new economic activities connected to the construction industry. The most important cultural attractions of the village are the Church of Madonna delle Grazie, built in the 16th century, has three naves enriched by lots of sacred objects and wonderful works of art dating back to the sixteenth century made by the sculptor Antonello Gagini; the Church of San Nicola, built after 1669 eruption, includes some stunning works of art dating back to the mid-seventeenth century such as the painting depicting St. Peter and two other saints, San Lorenzo and San Placido, the marble altar and its decorations;

the Roman Spa displays the ruins of a Roman aqueduct built between the 2nd and 8th century BC. This archeological sight is located in the old town centre near Piazza della Resistenza.

People live here:

49.288

Attractions:

the Carnival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Fontanarossa Catania Airport

Get on Tangenziale to Messina, exit Misterbianco.

Accommodations:

Hotel Il Gelso Bianco 3* 

http://www.gelsobianco.it/it/

Relais Chiesa Madre

http://www.relaischiesamadre.it 

B&B San Martino 3*

http://www.bbsanmartino.it

L’ Isola che non c’è 

http://www.bblisolache.com

Country House Ruvitello 

http://www.ruvitello.com 

Una Hotel Palace Catania 4*

http://www.unahotels.it/it/una_hotel_palace/hotel_palace_catania_landing.htm 

Il Principe Hotel Catania 4*

http://www.ilprincipehotel.com   

Palazzo Cerami

http://www.palazzocerami.com 

Restaurants:

Nero di Seppia

Piazza Mazzini 4, 95045 Misterbianco, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 331 9353972

Angel’s Pub

via Giordano Bruno 83-85 (Chiesa Madre), 95045 Misterbianco, Sicilia, Italia

Mobile: +39 351 216 8904

Ristorante Pizzeria Il Covo

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 658, 95045 Misterbianco CT, Italy
Ph. +39 095 461689

Le Dolcezze del Mare Gastronomia e Pescheria Scali

Via Marchese, 113-115 angolo via Garibaldi Vicino farmacia condorelli, 95045 Misterbianco CT, Italy

Mobile: +39 329 223 5256

La Buccia

Via Giordano Bruno 92, 95045 Misterbianco, Sicilia, Italia

Ph. +39 0952190923

Pizzeria il Cuore del Grano

Via Sant’Antonio Abate, 163, 95045 Misterbianco CT, Italy

Ph. +39 095 755 9634

Margherita Park

http://www.margheritapark.it 

Planet Pizza

http://www.planetpizzamisterbianco.it 

Al Solito Posto

http://www.alsolitopostocatania.com 

Panineria dei Gemelli 

Via Gandhi difronte Palatenda, 95045 Misterbianco, Sicilia, Italia