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Get to know Giarre (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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 Giarre. To help you make friends with Giarre before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Giarre is also named and spelled Piedmonte Etnea - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Founded in the sixteenth century, the village of Giarre is named for an Arab word meaning “terracotta jar.” This quaint town is rich with cultural heritage and living history, but also offers plenty of opportunities for tourists to relax and enjoy the beautiful Italian countryside.

Hostels and hotels here are somewhat limited, but it’s not difficult to find a charming place to stay during your visit to Giarre. Choosing a hotel or a hostel located in the village’s centre gives tourists a unique perspective on this deeply cultured town, positioning you right next to some of the impressive historical attractions within Giarre.

While walking the streets of this beautiful community, keep an eye out for some of Giarre’s most important monuments – the aquarium, the Chiesa Gesu Lavartore, and the Church Oratorio San Filippo Neri. The Mother Church, which features three naves and a Latin cross floorplan, includes many famous Sicilian paintings and a gorgeous embroidered tapestry. Throughout this beautiful village, expect to see some of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Italy’s province of Catania.

This town plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year, including a holy festival in May to honour the patron saint of Giarre, an art festival in December, a food festival in July, and the traditional Passeggiata Gente dell’Etna a Cavallo & Calesse in November. If you plan on visiting Giarre during these events, it’s recommended to book ahead to ensure accommodations.

Getting to your hostel or hotel in Giarre is easy for travelers coming by car – either a private rental or taxi. There is also a train station in Giarre, and shuttle buses available from any nearby airport. Transportation within the town is limited, however, but taxis and bicycles can be hired to help tourists get around and explore the many cultural attractions Giarre has to offer.

Written by local enthusiast for Giarre hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Giarre hostels Jakob Lombardi

Your Packing List for Giarre

Your Packing List for Giarre

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Other Nearby Cities

Riposto (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Mascali (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Milo (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Zafferana Etnea (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Acireale (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Piedimonte Etneo (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Giardini Naxos (14 Km / 9 mi.)

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