B&B da Gianni e Lucia

Piazza Stesicoro, 59, Catania, 95131, Italy
B&B da Gianni e Lucia
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Traveling Tips for Catania

by JaimeeK

Hi! I'll be taking a cruise and one of the stops in is Catania. There are organized outings with the cruise line but i was hoping my boyfriend and i could tour on our own. I was just wondering if it's going to be difficult for us to navigate around-pretty much having no idea where we're going when we step off the boat. Just curious if anyone has any tips or advice!

Re: Traveling Tips for Catania

by maltese24

Hi there....depends how long is the stay in Catania..... if its a couple of hours.....i suggest just walk from the ferry to the centre...its not far away and walk around.... if you're staying very long, then you could do some nice excursions outside of catania...such as Taormina or mount etna!

Re: Traveling Tips for Catania

by Robsessed

If you're staying just for a day, I recommend you walk from the harbour to the city. Its only a few minutes away and its not worth taking a taxi. You can ask directions to go to Piazza Elefante from where you can take a 30-minute tour on a sort of 'train' and you will be shown many interesting things. The open air market is worth a visit. In Via Etnea you can find many nice shops. It all depends what you'd like to see and whether you speak Italian.

Travel Tips for Catania

The best bakery/coffe house in Catania

by rsilva about Savia

If there is one thing that I like (actually there are many, but that is not the point right now) about Siciliy, it is the quality of the sweets/deserts... My absolute favorite are the "Paste di pistacchio", small pistacchio pastries that are to die for! They should be consumed fresh (3-4 days at a maximum) as they are still moist on the inside.

Most "pasticcerie" in Catania will make them as the Pistacchio grows on the hills of the Etna volcano and is widely available, but the ones from Savia are the absolute best.
In addition, you will find other traditional delicacies such as the "Cassata siciliana", a ricotta-based cake and also small almond paste fruit.
Don't forget the "cannoli", which are also hard to beat.

There are also "Pasta di mandorle", which are just like the Pistacchio ones that I mentioned earlier, but are made out of almonds.

However, and quite surprisingly, one of my favourite things are the "Profiteroles". They are not easy to get though as you must order on the day before, but I recommend doing so if you are staying for some days.

Service is very efficient, but don't expect to get more than what you ordered. I suspect they have strict orders not to smile! The cashiers are the most irritating people I know (which seems to be the case with all cashiers in Catania).
If you get on the waiters good side, however, they can be very nice.

Everything is of excellent quality and very fresh - you really can't go wrong.

Take a look at the website which is quite nice. The intro even has some very old pictures of Catania (Savia has been open since 1897)

Beautiful Catania ...

by rsleisk

Catania is a beautiful Baroque Italian city. The city itself is rather large and just like any other city has it good and bad places to be. The main squares or piazzas are; Piazza Stesicoro, Piazza Universita, Piazza Duomo, and Piazza Bellini. The first three are essentially in order of succession as you walk down the main street via Etnea where all the shopping is starting from Bellini Park. From the hotel we stayed at you could easily walk to all the sites, which we preferred rather than taking a taxi, because for one it is cheaper and you can take in all the scenery.

Catania is less touristy, more authentic truly Italian. We were like the only Americans we saw and very few people speak English.


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