Since long time ago, Zafferana Etnea is one of the best places to spend a vacation in Sicily. Located on the east slopes of Etna near the entrance to the Bove valley, is the ideal base for making wonderful excursions on the eastern side of the volcano.
Journeys Around Sicily, have the headquarter in Zafferana Etnea, and provide transport services 24 hours per day.
We offer special price for the transfer from Catania Airport to Monaci delle terre nere, Tenuta San Michele Murgo winery, Hotel Esperia Palace, Airone Wellness Hotel, Hotel Primavera dell’Etna and all the B&B in Zafferana Etnea
Prices for transfer to and from Zafferana Etnea
|Percorso||da 1 a 3 pax||da 4 a 8 pax|
|Catania Airport or downtown||€ 65,00||€ 80,00|
|Giarre-Riposto Train Station||€ 30,00||€ 45,00|
|Etna Sud Rifugio Sapienza||€ 40,00||€ 55,00|
|Taormina – Giardini Naxos – Letojanni||€ 65,00||€ 80,00|
|Messina port||€ 95,00||€ 115,00|
|Milazzo||€ 130,00||€ 145,00|
Rates tax inclued valid for 2019
To visit Zafferana Etnea
The historic center of Zafferana Etnea develops in front of the great Piazza Umberto Primo, Belvedere overlooked by the municipal building, the most important church is the Mother Church dedicated to Our Lady of Providence, in Baroque style. Worthy of note is the Parco Comunale, A beautiful garden with old trees, magnolias, camellias and the Villa Comunale down the Main Square. The proximity to the active craters of Etna and the presence of lush chestnut woods wonderful excursions along the easy and charming nature trails equipped
History of Zafferana Etnea
The Village also known as La Perla dell’Etna owes its name to the Arabic term “zafaran”, that means yellow and recalls the color of the autochthonous broom in bloom.
The medieval origins date back to the XII century, with the establishment of a Benedictine monastery in the Valle San Giacomo, around which the first inhabited nucleus develops. The same was probably destroyed by the earthquake of 1693.
We began talking about Zafferana Etnea at the beginning of the 18th century with the settlement of colonial families on the land adjacent to the Cella torrent and the construction of the first church in 1753.
The district was still threatened by the lava flows of 1792 and 1992, reached to the doors of the village, and razed to the ground by the earthquake of 1818.
In 1826 following the Independence of Viagrande the reconstruction and expansion of the municipal territories that ended a few years before the Unification of Italy.
Local Products of Zafferana Etnea
Honey is the typical product par excellence. Beekeeping is in fact the most flourishing activity and has made the town one of the largest producers of honey in Italy. The Zafferana Etnea beekeepers produce honey millefiori, Zagara, eucalyptus and chestnut.
Zafferana Etnea is also a land of fine mushrooms and DOC wines of apples and chestnuts.
Typical delicacies are the Foglie da The, thin biscuits, made with: pistachio, almonds or hazelnuts, “Lo Sciatore” or “Biscotto con la Liffia” and “La Pizza Siciliana“, a fried calzone stuffed with Tuma or fresh “Pecorino”, anchovies and Black Pepper.
In the hands of skilled artisans, lava stone becomes a material to be molded from which to obtain building materials, handicrafts and art objects.
Honey extraction from the honeycomb