Catania

Catania is located on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea. It sits at the foot of Europe's tallest active volcano, Mount Etna. This imposing volcano is know to erupt frequently, putting on a spectacular, if not somewhat unnerving, light show. Fortunately, the lava is slow-flowing and tends to follow the same course down the mountain, away from the towns and cities below. This has allowed some cafes, shops and restaurants to even be erected on the volcano itself, which are open for tourists to visit!

However, Catania has not been without its problems thanks to the eruptions from Mount Etna and, in the 17th century, the town had to be rebuilt. It was during this era that many of the town's finest Baroque-style buildings came into being, which still stand today to be admired.

Modern day Cantania is flourishing and is a popular location with international and Italian tourists. It is a major transport hub, an economic centre and a university city and is bustling with Italian life. In particular, Catania has a energetic nightlife, making it the perfect destination if you are a night owl. However, there are also secluded quiet spots all around the city if you would instead prefer a cultural trip to soak up Italian lifestyle. Bellarome are Italy specialists so just let us know what you want from your holiday and we'll pick the perfect city location for you!

The main attactions in Catania include the Palazzo Biscari, Museo Civico, Piazza del Duomo, Porta Garibaldi, the striking but incomplete facade of the Chiesa di San Nicolo in Piazza Dante and the Teatro Massimo Bellini. However, you also shouldn't miss out on experiencing the warm and friendly characters of the locals! 

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