Things to see and do - Caltagirone
Unmissable tourist sites
Caltagirone Travel guide
Caltagirone : Michelin's recommendations
It’s difficult to ignore the fact that Caltagirone is famous for its pottery. Brightly coloured ceramics adorn bridges, balustrades, façades and balconies throughout the town. Earthenware pottery has long been a source of inspiration for local artists, thanks to the abundant deposits of clay in the region. Glazing techniques were introduced by the Arabs, who also influenced the designs used to decorate the pottery. Nowadays the town is home to numerous shops selling examples of this local craft.
Tourist attractions Caltagirone : Things to see and do
This monumental stairway was built to link the ancient town centre, a seat of Religious power, with the lower modern town where there were civil buildings. It has 142 steps made of volcanic rock, covered with tiles of multi-coloured majolica decorate..
Giovanni Battista Basile designed this very beautiful park in the middle of the 19C who drew his inspiration from English style gardens. A balustrade decorated with vases depicting strange devil faces alternated with green ceramic fir cones outlines ..
The square unites the Cathedral of San Giuliano, whose façade was completely replaced at the beginning of the 20C, and two civil Baroque buildings, the Senate palace, and the Corte capitaniale. Jesus' Church and Saint Chiara's church (whose façade is..
Via Monsignor Fasola 3 I - 95041 Caltagirone
Set in its garden, Hotel Villa Sturzo offers spacious rooms with air conditioning. Located 3 km from the centre of Caltagirone, it offers free Wi-Fi throughout, a bar, and free private parking. The rooms are decorated in a classic style, featuring w..
Portosalvo 14 I - 95041 Caltagirone
NH Caltagirone Villa San Mauro enjoys a panoramic location 5 minutes' drive from the centre of Caltagirone and offers you great facilities, including free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool. Almost all of Villa San Mauro's spacious and elegantly fur..
via Infermeria 24 I - 95041 Caltagirone
The two young chefs at this restaurant will amaze guests with their reinterpretations of classic Sicilian specialities. The restaurant is named after the Sicilian writer G Coria and is situated right in the town centre. It offers two dining rooms dec..
contrada Cutuminello I - 95041 Caltagirone
Contrada San Mauro SO: 4,5 Km I - 95041 Caltagirone