Viagrande and Surroundings

Halfway between Etna and the sea, Viagrande is ideal for those who want to be within easy reach of many interesting destinations, the historic centre of Catania the Cyclops Riviera and the most beautiful areas of the highest volcano in Europe.

Catania is 12 km away, Acireale 8 km, Acicastello 10 km and the Rifugio Sapienza Hotel at the start of the Etna cable car is 14 Km away.

With its hillside location, its climate and its villas and gardens, Viagrande is one of the most pleasant places to stay around Etna. There are numerous restaurants, pizzerias and bars in the village where you can enjoy local specialities, from "pizza siciliana", to hot roasts, desserts, ice creams and granitas. In your spare time you can walk along the paths of the of Mount Serra Nature Reserve, visit its beautiful Butterfly House or immerse yourself in the world of volcanoes in Etna Museum.

Susanna, the hostess, is a biologist and also an environmental excursion guide. Passionate about her region, and in particular about Etna where she acquired most of her work experience studying the volcano's typical flora and fauna, she offers guests directions and advice on the area's most interesting routes and can organize guided tours on request along the paths of Etna Park or in Eastern Sicily’s other nature reserves.

For the convenience of its guests Velardi B & B now has an agreement with the FUNIVIA DELL'ETNA (Etna cable car). This is the only company on the Southern side of Etna to offer excursions to the authorized zones of the crater. With their cable car and special off-road vehicles you can reach the summit of the highest volcano in Europe and in winter you can reach the ski slopes thanks to the lifts operated by the same company.

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