Catania is ready to surprise you and make you fall in love, submerging you in intense flavours, Baroque stuccoes of UNESCO heritage and a myriad of unforgettable surroundings.
Built in the shadow of Mount Etna, Catania is Sicily’s second-largest city. There’s a real buzz to the city too, from the frenzy of the fish market to the bars and restaurants packed with students from the city’s university. With wide streets, huge piazzas and endless ornate churches and palaces, all built using Etna’s black volcanic rock. The Centro Storico(historic centre) is dotted with Baroque masterpieces, centered around the Piazza del Duomo – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city’s main architectural sights are easily walkable from the Piazza. Head down Via Etnea to the Basilica della Collegiata or past palaces and churches on Via Crociferi.Sicilians love their food… So don’t miss a trip to Catania’s markets. La Pescheria is one of the biggest fish markets in Italy and definitely an interesting spot to visit. You should definitely try the Sicilian cannoli and ask for the best one in the city!Among the best touristic destinations close to Palermo are Etna and Taormina, the jewel in the crown of Sicily’s east coast, is one of the island’s best loved towns, and for good reason. With its dramatic coastline, gorgeous beaches and enticing shops, the town offers endless possibilities for a perfect holiday
THINGS TO DO
— Piazza del Duomo
— La pescheria
— Piazza dell’Universita
— Villa Bellini
— Catania Roman Theatre
— Ursino Castle
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