Here's my 2 week Sicily itinerary. I started my Sicily vacation in Taormina and continued to Acireale. I like to travel off the beaten path and include hikes and beaches.
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Highs & Lows
Spending some time at Alcantara River!
It started raining when I visited Acireale (I didn’t mind tho).
I was spending time in Sicily for one month in September and October. I like to take things slow while traveling. Among other destinations I stayed seven days in Giardini-Naxos and four days in Acireale. My priority for this trip was to relax so you will not find me doing different things every day. I travel on a budget so I usually like to stay in hostels as I did in Giardini-Naxos. Nevertheless from time to time I need a space just for myself. Therefore I stayed in an Airbnb in Acireale. The two locations are connected by train and are around 40 mins apart from each other. Giardini-Naxos is very close to beautiful Taormina which is a major tourist destination. Most of the time in Giardini-Naxos I spent at the beach whereas Acireale is a wonderful authentic little city to embrace. For me it is important to have nature nearby. There are three easy hiking trails by the ocean reachable from Acireale.
Q & A
How was the food?
What really stuck to my mind was a pizza with chickpea cream and dried tomatoes I ate at Frumento Pizzeria. I also went to Sketch Urban Art Cafe’ which is vegan-friendly. Both are located in Acireale.
What tips would you give a friend?
I got groceries at Penny and Supermercati Deco'.
Rain jacket! In October temperatures dropped and it was raining from time to time in Acireale.
Acireale you can reach by train from Taormina-Giardini train station.
No (bad) surprises!
Check Hostelworld and booking.com for the best price and Airbnb if you want a nice space for yourself.