Hotels in Riposto
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RipostoLess than 20km from famous Taormina, the fishing-town Riposto (25,000 inhabitants) features Sicily’s largest tourist marina “Porto dell’Etna”, equipped with all kinds of modern facilities and offering 380 berths - for small motor boats as well as luxurious sailing yachts from all over the world. Important for the owners: the International Airport Catania Fontanarossa can be reached within half an hour.
Riposto is also point of departure of the “Ferrovia Circumetnea”, a railway line operating since 1895. The tiny traditional train slowly goes all around Etna, stops for example in the medieval town of Randazzo and after approx. 4 hours reaches its terminus in Catania. Throughout the over 100 km route around the volcano, with a peak altitude of almost 1,000m, the passengers enjoy spectacular views of a unique nature – lava flows cutting through the forests, orchards and citrus groves on the lower slopes contrasting with dull black wasteland in the summit region…
Thanks to this marvellous landscape in the shadow of the volcano numerous “agriturismo” (farm holiday) resorts – some of them originated from picturesque ancient vineyards - as well as elegant hotels developed in the countryside of Riposto and adjacent Giarre, also called “Riviera dei Limoni” (Lemons Coast).