It is the center of the Piazza del Duomo, onto which some of the most important buildings of the city, including the Cathedral, the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Municipal Palace, the Palace Modò.
The Cathedral is dedicated to Maria Santissima Annunziata, but it is commonly attributed to the cult of Santa Venera, the patron saint.
The Collegiate Church of San Sebastiano is the most important church in Acireale, declared a national monument. Made in the eighteenth century, has a facade to multiple orders, preceded by a balustrade. The interior is full of frescoes by Paolo Vasta.
Corso Umberto is a stroll of the city, facing the street along which several palaces. Turn left after about 350 m, you arrive in Piazza Garibaldi (known as ‘the square’, by ACES), which is at the center, dedicated to the fallen statue by the sculptor Michael acese La Spina. Also on the west side of the piazza Mauger contemplates the Theatre, very popular in the sixties. Continuing along Corso Umberto, for another 500 m you will reach Piazza E, where the right is the entrance to the Villa Belvedere, which opened in the nineteenth century and the north side of the statement of the Church of the address, in the neoclassical style. Are less important noble palaces Musumeci (with entrance portal carved in volcanic stone) and Calanna and the churches of San Biagio, Santa Maria degli Angeli, Our Lady of Caramel in the Caramel district, San Domenico, San Filippo Blacks, St. Rocco, Mary and Mary Magdalene Odigitria. Other churches are located in all districts of the municipality and the total number justifies Appel city of a hundred bell towers.
The Timpa is a promontory approximately 80 meters in height near the coast of Acireale. Since 1999 it has become natural reserve. It is characterized by volcanic rocks in tiers and various faults which grows in dense vegetation, the territory of the reserve has preserved and largely unspoiled, although placed in a context of particular human activities, such as the east coast north of Catania.