This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Aci Trezza. To help you make friends with Aci Trezza before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
The drastic, dramatic rock formations and rocky beaches are what draws most visitors in to Aci Trezza. These natural features of the seaside town, based on the Ionian coast of Sicily, bring visitors from all walks of life, causing the town to be fiercely protective of its flora and fauna. However, whilst these archeological interests are fascinating, Aci Trezza is in itself a beautiful and lively town.
Aci Trezza started as a little fishing village, but is now a gorgeous resort, with a longstanding history from its beginnings in the eighteenth century. The pretty pastel coloured houses and sea front promenade make it the perfect destination for someone looking for a sunny seaside holiday.
Not far from Catania, one can find a place to rest here for the price of lunch, especially if you are looking at some of the homely hostels in the town. Most of the hostels in Aci Trezza offer a B and B style dormitory hostel experience, although some are catered towards groups of young people. Whatever you prefer, each hostel in this Sicilian city will strive to make sure you are comfortable, find the sunny spots for you, and will make you feel welcome.
Booking a hostel works out well in Aci Trezza, especially in the summer, as it is a popular place for Italian holiday makers. It is the sand, the countryside, and the landscape that brings the Italians to such a town, not to mention the food and the history. Go in late July, and experience the world famous fish festival, where you can try fish from a gigantic frying pan with all of the locals.
Or, if you need a touch of drama, check out Aci Castello, a Norman castle built in the 12th century, built on a rock that is now separated from the island, joined only by a small bridge. Adding to the dramatic rock formations across the coast, this castle has ruins and remains from the Middle Ages, ideal for someone looking for a little extra from their summer holiday.
Written by local enthusiast for Aci Trezza hostelsJakob Lombardi