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Catania - One week, two week itineraries

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"The city of Catania is a good starting point for many days trips around Sicily."followingtherivera.com
"Catania is nestled under the ever watching eye of Mount Etna!"pretravels.com
"Catania is the second largest city of Sicily after Palermo and located on the east coast facing the Ionian Sea."rudderlesstravel.com
"Catania is a paradise for people like me!"thetravelbunny.com
"Catania is overlooked by brooding Mount Etna and consists of ornate baroque buildings, an impressive cathedral, churches and grand palazzos."rockytravel.net
"Catania is home to some stunning Baroque architecture and the busiest university on the island."thebrokebackpacker.com

Excursions on Etna

Exciting tours to the Etna with expert guides for very rates. Also offering private tours beside of cheap but great group tours.

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Catania at a glance

Culture
Historic
Food
Fish Market
Coast
Architecture

291,000

Population

2-3 nights

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Around Catania

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Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA)

Comiso Airport (CIY)

About Catania

Catania is the second-largest city of Sicily in southern Italy. Catania is known as the cradle of theatre and music. This is a city to experience day and night alike. Churches worth a visit are listed below: Cathedral (Duomo) - the Chapel of Sant'Agata - This Cathedral was built in 12th century. An earthquake left it completely destroyed. It was thus entirely rebuilt in 1600. The Chapel of Sant'Agata, the city's patron saint is inside the Cathedral, where precious treasures are kept. Church of San Giuliano - This is Catania's most beautiful church. It has a splendid dome enclosed in a polygonal open gallery. Interior of this church is completely made of marble. The church was built in the first half of the eighteenth century by Vaccarini. Church of San Nicola - This church was first built in 1687. Its work was interrupted by the earthquake in 1693. This earthquake destroyed most of the city's buildings. Church was later finished. The interiors of the church are noteworthy. It is worth seeing with its aisle and two naves which are 105 meters long and the dome which is 62 meters wide. Most of the museums in Catania are dedicated to the famous personalities born in the city. Museums which are admirable are listed below:- Emilio Greco Museum - This museum, opened in 1994, contains about 1500 graphic works by the Catania artist: engravings, lithographs and sketchings, including the famous "Commiati". Giovanni Verga's House Museum - This eighteenth-century palace, which is in Via Sant'Anna, was the home of Giovanni Verga during the last twenty years of his life. The library that contains almost 3000 volumes by various authors such Deledda, Tolstoy, Gorky, Flaubert and Dumas is extremely valuable. Bellini Civic Museum - This is the house where the famous composer lived before he moved to Naples. The museum is spread over a route that shows the private and artistic life of Vincenzo Bellini. There are also some very interesting, original musical manuscripts signed by the artist inside the museum. Biscari Museum - The wonderful Palazzo Biscari, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, was the residence of Prince Biscari. Inside there are halls full of frescoes, galleries, archaeological finds, statues, marble and other artistic wonders.

Things to do

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Fish Market

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Catania won’t probably impress you at first. Don’t forget that Catania is a Unesco World Heritage Site, it’s famous for its baroqu

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Built into the foothills of Mount Etna, Catania is Sicily’s second-largest city. Sicilians love their food, and the reason it tast

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Churches and cannoli: Things to do in Catania, Sicily

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Eat & drink

Lunches can be difficult if you want anything more than an arancino or light snack in Sicily, so this place is a godsend. You won’

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Are you going to Catania, Sicily, soon and want to know more about the local specialities? Catania is where the sea and the mounta

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Now that we’ve covered the must-visit, must-see spots in Catania, let’s move onto another important topic–food and drinks! ...

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Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant

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General

Sicilians love their food, and the reason it tastes so good is because of the fantastic local produce, much of it grown in Mount E

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There are two main bus services in Sicily and that is blue for long-distance journies between cities and orange for the local serv

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Taxis information

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Its sunny climate, cuisine, scenery, history, architecture and rich culture have been attracting travellers for centuries. ...

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Itinerary

But, as the city is not as popular as some other major Italian cities, you may not be aware of its highlights. Winter, alternative

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The Perfect 3-Day Catania Itinerary

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You may not know that Sicily is quite a big island, not as big as England (plan England itineraries), however almost as big as Belgium. This is why it is so

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Sicily itinerary in 5 days

Best places to stay in Sicily

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Costs

Stay – Hostels are the cheapest accommodation in the south of Italy (plan Italy itineraries). Here you pay between €12 and €23 per person for a bed in a do

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Saving money in Catania

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Sicily Itinerary: If you have a little longer to allocate to travelling in Sicily, consider taking the time to venture off the bea

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Accommodation

Compared to mainland Italy, the island of Sicily is still relatively untouched when it comes to tourism, or at least that was our

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Marsala Hotel – Hotel Baglio Basile 4*

Catania Hotel – Il Principe Hotel Catania 4*

Palermo Hotel – Hotel Palazzo Sitano 4*

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. is a peaceful march of LGBT people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertainm

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. is the perfect choice for the traveler who wants to enjoy the historic center, its Baroque architecture, and the great local restaurants. ...

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Grand Hotel Baia Verde

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