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With views of mount Etna and the sea.
Zafferana Etnea is a sicilian city in the province of Catania, part of the Park of Etna, is located exactly at the foot of the largest active volcano in Europe.
Zafferana is a tourist resort very active both during the winter months that summer, 600 metres above the sea level. Is one of the ideal destinations for those who are attracted by the spectacular eruptions of the volcano from the many excursions that you can do in all the various surrounding areas. Its strategic location and impressive allows to be able to enjoy a fantastic climate characterized by low humidity and cool during the summer season, when in the cities there is a lot of heat and warm.
The history of this city dates back to the period of roman domination, the famous anthropologist palermo Giuseppe Pitrè cites the city as a place of passage of the three saints Alfio, Philadelphia, and Cirino. The seismic events that marked much of the city itself, both with regard to the fractures of the territory which the victims, one of the largest was in 1984, which created great panic among the inhabitants and all the villages and the towns. The largest eruption of Etna, which caused panic in the city was the one that lasted from 1991 to 1993 one of the longest that created the various fractures and changes of the same landscape. Its wonderful location between the sea and the mountains allows many tourists to stay here also during the winter season to take advantage of the ski slopes and during the summer season for the nearby seaside resort of Acitrezza is for wonderful excursions and walks in the green of the mountains.
There are incredible views for photography lovers, in the area of the Silvestri Craters rising just from Zafferana, you can admire the size of the craters of huge and of the earth that takes color very special.
The city is very tied to the traditions there are many holidays and events of a religious nature, such as the Patronal feast of our Lady of Providence, one of the festivals most important towns in the absolute with a series of festivals and of religious experiences, folklore and much felt, and attended, in the town also celebrates the Feast of Sant'antonio abate, the Corpus christi and good Friday.
Very prestigious are also cultural events, first among all the prestigious event related to literature and journalism, the Conference-the Award commemorates the life of the great sicilian writer Vitaliano Brancati, who loved to stay in the city.
At Zafferana is also on the October wines of a trade fair and cultural that takes place now every Sunday, in the historic centre of the village, much frequented by tourists and visitors can buy local products and souvenirs.
Do not miss the pleasure of a walk through the woods, the chestnut woods with a clothing relax and comfortable. There are many local products and wine is highly genuine, quality products such as the famous sicilian pizza, is in this city that is born the true sicilian pizza is the classic stuffed with tuma cheese or fresh cheese like pecorino cheese, but less seasoned, no pepper and the anchovies. The sweets, only those of the province of Catania to remember the minne di Sant'agata, the biscuit skier or chocolate, and the bagels with the egg, the almond biscuits, cannoli, cassatelle of ricotta cheese and the delicious ice. Among the other hot dishes for gourmets, don't miss the arancini, the scacciata another type of pizza is stuffed with cheese.