On the hill

Amongst medieval buildings and breath-taking views.
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La Collina

The hill of Paternò, dominating the city, is a place of particular charm, unique in its kind for its historical monuments and landscape. From here you can enjoy a view of poetic beauty that stretches from the imposing Mt. Etna to the plain of Catania, from the green valley of the Simeto to the barren Erei and Iblei mountains. The hill is an ancient extinct volcano on which, in ancient times, the first nucleus of Paternò originated. Among the medieval remains emerge the Greek ones and a Roman cistern with a mosaic floor, in front of the church of Cristo al Monte.