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The Monastry of San Nicola l'Arena in Nicolosi

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This is one of the most important Benedictin’s monastery in Etna area, built over an ancient nursing home for ill monks. Today it is the base of PARCO DELL’ETNA. 

The characteristic entrance with the lava stone represents the beginning of a beautiful path, with walls made of lava stone. The path leads to a little church in front of which a small garden with walls made of lava stone and a yard with a “four mouth” tank is situated.

Alexander Dumas, the author of “The three Musketeers”, was so impressed by these places that he used the Abbey as setting for one of his novels.

Difficulty level

T- Tourist

Difference in altitude -
Travel time

2 h

Recommended clothing Normal
Height 830 meters above sea level



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