Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Aci Trezza is a small village in Sicily, 10 km north of Catania.
Located on the coast of the Ionian Sea, Aci Trezza is a popular spot for Italian vacationers in the summer. We visited in the preseason, so it was still fairly quiet.
On the coast of Aci Trezza there are three tall, column-shaped islands. According to local legend, these great stones are the ones thrown at Odysseus in The Odyssey. The islands of the Cyclops or "isole dei ciclopi" are located below Mount Etna, which looms over the village to the northwest.
We drove with our small Fiat 500 to Aci Trezza and made a boat trip with the most charming elderly local fisherman around the islands of the Cyclops.
After our boat trip we stayed on a 'lido solarium' above the lava beach and when we returned to the parking, we were lucky, because we ended up in the middle of a Godfather scene, when a newly-married couple got out of church.