Province of Catania

Valverde is a little medieval village and it is well known for its impressive festival and cultural attractions. 

The origins of Valverde are linked to the village of Aci up until the 17th century. The current old town centre was founded in the Middle Age when the population of Aci moved from the coast after the violent incursions of Arab pirates. The first village’s name was “Vallis Viridis”, later it was turned into the Sicilian word “Bedduviddi” and then into Valverde. Visiting the old town centre you can discover the charming Santuario di Maria SS di Valverde, an ancient church which was built in the second half of the 13th century and then completely renovated after the 1693 earthquake. At the entrance of the church there is a majestic portal made with white stone which dates back to the early 700s. The main entrance has a late Romanesque style and shows the coat of arms related to the aristocratic family, Riggio. The portal frames a bronze door moulded by Giacomo Petralia during the Church’s last restoration in 1980.

People live here: 



Valverde Buskers Festival(26-28/06)                                                                                                                  Sagra dell’Acciuga, food festival                                                                                                                                                                                                         Festa della pizza e della schiacciata(5-6/09), food festival

How to get there:

By Car:

From Catania

Get on A18 (Catania – Messina), exit Paesi Etnei

From Messina,

Get on A18 (Messina – Catania) exit Acireale


Il Poggio B&B 1*

Via Nizzeti n. 44/d

Ph. +39 095 270008 – Mobile:+39 348 1499940

Vincenzo Bellini B&B 3*

Villa Etelka B&B 3*

B&B L’albero di Alberto

B&B La Tenuta 3*

Via Pizzo Maugeri, 28

Ph. +39 095 721 3304 – Mobile:+39 329  0741683


Masseria Carminello 

Trattoria Miro’      

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 32, 95028 Valverde CT

Ph. +39 095 288 7229

Il Ritrovo Del Pescatore           

Via Vincenzo Bellini, 51

Ph. +39 095 721 1809

Tutto Pizza 

Via Giuseppe Cali, 4A

Ph.+39 095 721 1737

Ristorante-Pizzeria La Katiuscia

Ristorante Casalrosato

Piccolo Paradiso Ristorante

Via Maugeri, 2

Ph. +39 095 721 3429

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