The rural complex of Case Bevacqua is a large group of houses, sheds and production facilities at an altitude of 1013 metres. The story of this structure reflects the story of Etna’s whole eastern slope, prevalently used to grow wine since the first decades of the 19th century. An inscription on the keystone of the entrance to one of the buildings in fact bears the date 1803. In this period, Case Bevacqua were the hub of a vast area used to grow grapes, an unusual fact given the high altitude on the volcano, and is now woodland where oak, chestnut and walnut trees are grown. This is the starting point for routes 728 and 729.
Coordinates: 510493E – 4182886N