Lat: 37° 37' 1.491198" N - Long: 15° 4' 45.45570" E
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Trecastagni is a picturesque village on the slopes of Etna; one of the Etna villages located at the highest altitude.
In its territory there are some craters, including Mount Gorna and Mount Ilice, in which the writer Giovanni Verga set the novel "Storia di una capinera".
The foundation date of the village is uncertain, perhaps it is the fourteenth century.
Also the etymology of the name is uncertain: Tres castaneae, site where there were three large chestnut trees, or Tres Casti Agni, or "the three chaste lambs", with reference to the patron saints of the village: Alfio, Cirino and Philadelphus.
The narrow streets of the historic center are very suggestive, and it is absolutely not to be missed the monumental staircase that leads up to the church of San Nicola, which offers an unique panorama, whose view extends from Calabria to the Augusta Gulf.
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