Things to see and do - Randazzo
Unmissable tourist sites
Randazzo Travel guide
Randazzo : Michelin's recommendations
Despite its position on the slopes of Etna, this small town built from black lava stone has never been damaged by the volcano. The town was prosperous during the Middle Ages and declined as a result of the Spanish sovereigns' tax policies and a plague epidemic. Basalt has been used throughout the town as paving for roads, decoration on façades and even as a building material.
Tourist attractions Randazzo : Things to see and do
Piazza della Basilica 12
The church was begun in the 13C and has been altered many times since. Of the original structure, only the powerful Norman apses embellished by sober small blind arcades remain. The neo-Gothic façade and campanile date from the 19C.
Today only part of the palace's façade remains: attractive bicoloured banding and twin windows embellish it. Famous figures in history stayed here before the earthquake destroyed it in 1693: Joan of England, William II the Norman, Constance of Aragon..
Rebuilt in the 17C, the church has an attractive campanile on one side and is decorated with elegant ogive windows dating from the 13C-14C. A pointed spire on an octagonal base rises above its crenellations. Inside there are two Madonnas from the Sch..
Via Bonaventura 2 I - 95036 Randazzo
Hotel Scrivano is a modern property in the centre of Randazzo, just 500 metres from the bus terminus and the train station of the Circumetnea railway. The restaurant specialises in Sicilian cuisine. Parking is free. The rooms of Scrivano Hotel are c..
contrada Arena, strada statale 120 km 187 I - 95036 RANDAZZO
Traditional local cuisine, obviously specialised in the preparation of mushrooms, that grow in abundance here on the slopes of Mt Etna.
via Bonaventura I - 95036 RANDAZZO
This typical Sicilian restaurant serves local specialities. Try dishes such as chicken escalope with citrus fruits and mashed potato with almonds, or penne pasta with a courgette and pistachio sauce.