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Set at 960m height, Maletto is the highest city in the Etna district. It has a population of nearly 5,000 inhabitants. It was founded in 1263 by Manfredi Maletto, the Count of Mineo, grown around a fortified tower. Afterwards, it was ruled by the Spadafora family. The mentioned tower, perched on a cliff dominating the town, is one of its best attractions.


Other buildings deserve a mention, namely the 1500’s Church of San Michele Arcangelo, next to Palazzo Baronale Spadafora, the 1700’s church of Sant’Antonio da Padova, the patron saint, the little church of San Giuseppe and the church dedicated to the Madonna del Carmelo, the latter two dating from the 17th century.

The city also has sites of archaeological interest, consisting of some megalithic structures in the Tortorici area and tombs in the Rocca Calanna area. The city of Maletto is included in the Etna Park, hence richly endowed with naturalistic sites, such as the Monte la Nave, the Grotta del Gelo, where is a glacier, and the Grotta del Diavolo.