Welcome to Caltagirone
Caltagirone is located in the province of Catania from which it is about 76 km away and is an ancient city as evidenced by numerous numismatic and artistic finds and documents. Caltagirone was also hit by the terrible earthquake of 1693 and many palaces, many churches and magnificent works of art were destroyed. The reconstruction, however, maintained the late-Renaissance layout represented by the crux viarum consisting of the Scala di Santa Maria del Monte vertically and via S. Giorgio and S. Giacomo horizontally. The monumental aspect of the historic center of the city has a truly suggestive setting that is worth visiting calmly to get involved in the always festive atmosphere.
Caltagirone offers a lot to its visitors, among the most important things to see: the Villa Comunale, with a beautiful English garden, decorated with a balustrade with colored ceramic vases. Also on Via Roma is the balcony of Casa Ventimiglia, decorated with beautiful 18th century majolica. Further on is the church of S. Francesco d’Assisi, with an imposing façade and the Church of Sant’Agata, seat of the brotherhood of majolica makers. In Piazza Umberto I is the Cathedral of S. Giuliano, a baroque building renovated in the early 1900s. Among the most notable things to see in Caltagirone, we remember the Staircase of S. Maria del Monte, with its 142 lava steps embellished by the decoration with polychrome majolica tiles with various designs. At the top of the staircase is the Mother Church of S. Maria del Monte. The Bourbon Prison is also worth a visit because it is one of the most interesting and precious examples of the eighteenth-century prison typology, now home to the Civic Museum. Twenty kilometers southwest of Caltagirone is one of the most beautiful and extensive wooded areas in Sicily: the evergreen oak forest of Santo Pietro. Visit the Santo Pietro forest by clicking on this page: Bosco di Santo Pietro di Caltagirone a>
If you visit Caltagirone during the Christmas period you will be fascinated by the atmosphere that reigns in the historic center in this period: the Museums, the Exhibitions, the artistic Nativity scenes, the Christmas Markets, the Living Nativity in the Carruggi, the typical local products and much more inside the Christmas in Caltagirone .
Below you will find some tourist accommodation facilities where to stay in Caltagirone, where to sleep, eat or have fun, what to see in Caltagirone and its surroundings in the province of Catania.
Ours is a family-run bed-breakfast, whose main objective is to make your stay in Caltagirone as comfortable as possible.
All rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom complete with accessories, digital terrestrial TV, minibar, air conditioning and wi-fi internet.
Very rich buffet breakfast: milk and coffee, hot water with the possibility of various tea infusions, biscuits, rusks, jams and Nutella in jars, butter, juice, brioches, plum cake, tart, donut. Espresso and long coffee. In addition, the opportunity to taste jams of our production.
We stayed overnight in this b&b recently and I have to be honest we had a great time for cheap price and quality. Spotless room, served with everything. Exceptional staff. Breakfast even if very abundant base. Convenient location and close parking. Satisfied!
Clean .. serviced and cheap
I went to this b & amp; b on the occasion of a wedding.
Everything perfect .. clean room .. welcoming
.with WiFi and ensuite bathroom.
Super welcome .. courteous owners. . who provided us with all the information to brighten our stay.
Hearty breakfast for 2.50 paid.
Courtesy and cleanliness make this place a jewel!
I often come to Caltagirone with friends over Christmas to see the nativity scenes. Mrs. Giuliana and her husband are wonderful people, kind and they know how to do it! Excellent breakfast, clean, beautiful, spacious and heated rooms !!! Every year, if the destination is Caltagirone the B&B is absolutely Girosa !!!!
Recommended for price and quality
We returned with pleasure after three months on the occasion of the wedding of a relative.
Clean room..breakfast varied and plentiful.
Very nice staff .. very serious and professional who welcomed us as friends.
We were a group and everyone was very happy ... at least my group ... and for us it was a satisfaction since we recommended it.
B&b serious .. clean .. welcoming and with great staff ... thank you .. we will be back!