Catania Tourism & Travel Guide

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Giovanni Verga's House Museum
Via Sant'Anna 8, 95100 Catania, Sicily
Museo di Arte Sacra San Nicolo
Via Umberto I, 67, 95043 Militello in Val di Catania, Sicily
Stabilimento Balneare Le Capannine
Viale Kennedy 93, 95100 Catania, Sicily
Cannolificio Etneo
Catania, 95100 Catania, Sicily
Empire Risto-Lounge
Via Zolfatai 12, 95129 Catania, Sicily


About Catania

Sicily’s second largest city is Catania, and is where a majority of European flights land in to. It lies on the Eastern side of the island along the Ionian coast, sitting in the shadows beneath Mount Etna. In 1669 Catania was covered in lava from Mount Etna and then, just 24 years later in 1693 an earthquake shook the town down to its foundations. Most of the old town was rebuilt, and as ever resourceful was rebuilt using lava, therefore Catania is describe as being a rather dull and grey city. There are a couple of nice piazzas and the Duomo is worth a visit. The atmosphere is what really brings you to the city, the bustling fish markets, the people and the smells. There is a place in the city that is also renowned for horse meat if that’s your thing! Or if not give it a try..although the signature dish of Catania is Pasta alla Norma, that consists of fried chunks of aubergine, a rich tomato sauce and salty ricotta cheese….. Buon appetito!

Best Time To Visit Catania

Best time to visit Catania is from March to July
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