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Important cities of Sicily

Important cities of Sicily: Acitrezza

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The origin of Acitrezza, currently fraction of Acicastello, goes back iwhen in the 1672 Stefano of the Riggio prince of the house of Campo Fiorito acquired the territory.

In 1600 in fact, it was a zone nearly completely deserted where the inhabitants of the ancient Acireale worked linen and hemp to interlace them.
Perhaps from this fact derives the name "Trezza”, even if moltiple are the hypotheses on the origin of its name.

Today all know Acitrezza, not only for the beauty of its landscapes, but also because the catanese writer Giovanni Verga has made it protagonist of its novel, "the Malavoglia”, describing the life of the fishermen and their families.

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