Zafferana Etnea

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 317, 95019 Zafferana Etnea CT, Italy

A 90-minute drive from Messina will bring you to Zafferana, at the base of Mt. Etna. The town has picturesque volcanic vineyards and lemon groves. Before continuing on to take in the hillside views of Etna (dress for windy weather at all times of the year), stop in town and buy lava glass souvenirs or some of the local wine that gets its flavor from the volcanic soil here. There are great sea views from the main square and the local parish church is worth a visit, too. In the summer, cool off with a lemon gelato served in a giant scooped-out Sicilian lemon.

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