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.
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.
Chiesa dell’Immacolata, magnificently furnished and with precious
1700’s wooden altars, is also worth-seeing.