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Between the Etna and the Ionian coast, from the sea until the last distributions of Alcantara Valley rises Calatabiano in a zone of only natural wonder. In spite of the nearness of the sea, of the mountain and the river, Catalabiano is characterized from a climate much mild. Calatabiano is nearest the destinations tourist more important of the Sicily orient and they are: the Gardens Naxos, Taormina, Acireale, Riposto and the "Faraglioni".
The original meant of the Calatabiano's name is Arabic, "Kalat Bian" that is castle of Bian. This last one was the Arabic Kakim that lived in the castle of Calatabiano, situated on the hills that dominate the "Piana".
The castle is caught up through one stairway in stone between the plants of ficodindia, ulivi and almonds tree. In fact the greater economic resource of the place with areas cultivated of citrus groves is agriculture, nespoleti and orchards but also of ortaggi and flowers. To visit further to the Castle Arab- Normanno, the Church of Jesus and Maria, the Baronial Castle of San Marco and the statue of Santa Catarina. Do not hesitate to visit Calatabiano, a special city!!!
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