Province of Catania

Riposto is a charming village characterized by a stunning view of the Ionian sea. 

Riposto is one of the most historic and picturesque villages of the Ionian coast. According to local history the name of the village derives from its commercial and sailor tradition; in fact the village was used as a sort of huge storage where sailors collected barrels and local products ready to be shipped by sea.
The two most important holy places of the village include the Basilica di San Pietro and the Church of Madonna della Lettera. The former was built at the end of the 13th century with a Neoclassical style with three naves and a Latin cross plan. Its facade was made with stones from Comiso, taking inspiration from the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome. The later was erected under the Norman domination and completely rebuilt after the violent 1639 earthquake.
Thanks to its charming coastline and impressive history, the ferry and commercial port of Riposto is considered as one of the oldest commercial hubs in Sicily.

People live here:



Festa del Pesce (17-23/08), food festival                                                                                                                                               Palio delle Botti di Eustachio(23/08), traditional wine festival                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jazz and Wine (29-30/08), Music and wine festival

How to get there:

By Car: 

From Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Get on A18 to Messina, exit Giarre.

From Catania and Messina,

Get on A18 exit Giarre, follow SS 114, exit Riposto

By Train:

From Messina and Catania get the regional train, strop Giarre-Riposto


Grand Hotel Yachting Palace 4*

Torre Archirafi Resort 3*

Country House La Grevillea 3*

B&B Le Giare 3*

Case delle Zammare

Galea Farm House 3*

La Terra Del Mezzo – Turismo Rurale 3*

Palazzo Rosso Resort

B&B Sicilia Etna Mare 3*

B&B Kemmare Guest House

B&B Acqua e Fuoco 3*

B&B Don Pedro

B&B I Mastrazzi 3*

Etna&Taormina Charme  Apartments

via Alcide De Gasperi, 12, 95018 Riposto Altarello CT

Mobile: +39 338 650 7771

B&B La Barcaccia 2*

B&B Di Charme Camelie 3*


Bella Napoli Pizzeria

Corso Italia, 215

Ph. +39 095 779 5369

Pizzeria Il Pomodoro

Corso Italia, 138

Ph. +39 095 779 3104

Trattoria Marricriu

Azienda Agrituristica dell’Etna

Donna Carmela


Via Dandolo, 7

Mobile: +39 380 467 8917


Stella di Mare


Agriturismo Galea

Ristorante Messicano El Sombrero

Piazza Del Commercio 17

Mobile: +39 3313411511


Sant’Anna di Cottone beach

Praiola (Giarre-Riposto)

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