Marina Riposto is also known as Porto di Riposto or Porto del Etna. It is located in Italy, on the island of Sicily in Riposto, in the province of Catania. Thanks to its strategic location, this Marina is the ideal starting point to discover the beauty of the surrounding areas, from Riposto to Taormina, from Mount Etna to the Alcantara Gorges.
Port Etna offers 380 berths up to 80 meters long, water and electricity pumps, and a wide range of services to suit every taste.
The 5,000 square meter shipyard and 1,000 square meter hangar are equipped to handle all routine and emergency maintenance operations.
A modern and well-equipped dock, used all year round, has 150 linear meters of berths on the shore and 570 linear meters of floating docks, allowing mooring of various categories of vessels from 8 to 40 meters.
The control tower provides permission to enter the port and guarantees the reception, mooring and unmooring of ships. The historic center of Riposto, located next to the port of Etna, offers the opportunity to take advantage of commercial facilities, services, as well as the local market and the characteristic fish market.
Golf enthusiasts can take advantage of the exclusive “Picciolo” golf club, which is only 15 km away.
The charming town in the province of Catania boasts not only its maritime vocation, which makes it one of the most important tourist ports in the south, but also the cultivation of pomelia (scientific name Plumeria), a plant of Central American origin, especially widespread in the Hawaiian Islands. This ancient tradition makes Riposto unique in all of Sicily, next only to Palermo.
Anyone strolling through its streets will notice the explosion of colors pouring from the balconies and will stop and look up to admire the care and devotion with which the city’s residents tend to these special plants.
Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean, is one of the most famous cities in the world on the island of Sicily. The city is a unique one, characterized by the interweaving of valuable architectural, urban planning, landscape, monumental and archaeological elements. Enjoy the majestic majesty of Mount Etna, the charming coastline of Cape Taormina and Isola Bella.
Even more pleasant is the good climate, mild even in winter. The origins of this beautiful city date back to 700 BC, as described in the work of Diodorus Siculus “The Library of History”.
It is the highest active volcano in Europe with a height of 3,350 meters, a diameter of 45 kilometers and slopes descending to the sea. With each eruption, the landscape of Etna changes its physiognomy, creating depressions, deeper gorges and new valleys; however, from a distance, the sight of the mountain, impressive with its smoking cone, evokes strong emotions.
“The craters, ash, lava flows, lava caves and the Beauvais depression make Mount Etna a privileged site and an important international research center with a long history of influencing volcanology, geology and other disciplines of the earth sciences.” In addition, “its fame, scientific significance, cultural and educational values are of worldwide importance.” It is these reasons that prompted UNESCO to make the Sicilian volcano a World Heritage Site.
One of the most famous places in Sicily, the deep gorges carved into the columnar basalt by the Alcantara River.
Visiting the gorges means penetrating into the bowels of the earth, admiring the effects of sensational natural phenomena. The canyon of gorges, between rock walls up to 50 meters high, was created by cooling lava flows in the frozen water of the river, giving rise to bizarrely shaped rocks. For about 25 meters you can enter the initial part of the trail downstream, between small lakes and waterfalls with very clear water. The small beach at the mouth of the gorge is accessible in good weather, as long as the water level does not get too high or whirlpools begin; you can also go scuba diving, but it is advisable to wear a wetsuit.
Acireale is a municipality in the province of Catania, located on a plateau about 150 meters above sea level.
The origins of the city of Achireale are rooted in the legend of the nymph Galatea and the shepherd boy Atsi, killed out of jealousy by the Cyclops Polyphemus. Today, the urban layout of Acireale is typical of late medieval towns in Sicily. The presence of various religious orders left a very deep mark, as even today Acireale is called the “City of a Hundred Bells”. In 1693 Acireale was destroyed by a huge earthquake; all churches and monuments were seriously damaged and there were many victims.
In the 18th century, the silk industry developed greatly, bringing fame and fortune to the city.
Economic wealth also gave rise to a certain cultural vitality, as evidenced by the birth of the Carnival (1594) and the founding of the Accademia degli Zelanti (1671).
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