All the photos of Piedimonte Etneo
Send a postcard from Piedimonte Etneo
Restaurants in Piedimonte Etneo
Web sites on Piedimonte Etneo
Travels in Piedimonte Etneo
Events in Piedimonte Etneo
Email of Piedimonte Etneo
The cinema schedule of the province of Catania
Where to stay in Piedimonte Etneo
Firms of Piedimonte Etneo
Books on Piedimonte Etneo
News on Piedimonte Etneo
Piedimonte Etneo is a city at 348 m a.s.l. on the slopes of Etna volcano. It totals just over 4,000 inhabitants. Originally named “Belvedere”, it was founded by Ignazio Sebastiano Gravina Amato, the Prince of Palagonia. Under one of its heirs, namely Ferdinando Gravina, the city saw a period of remarkable economic and urban growth.
The major building in town is the 1700’s Mother Church with a basical plan divided into three naves, containing several works of art such as a statue of Sant’Ignazio and some marble altars.
The Chiesa dell’Immacolata, magnificently furnished and with precious 1700’s wooden altars, is also worth-seeing.