Catania Things to Do

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  • 1. Mount Etna

    There are various trips you can do with Mt Etna, from taking a train around the base of the volcano to actually trekking to the very rim, encased in steam & sulphur. Guide took about 10 of us up, cost...

  • 2. Castello Ursino

    The castle was built between 1239 to 1250 and belonged to Emperor Frederick II, the King of Sicily. At that time the castle was considered impregneable and therefore had important milityry role. After...

  • 3. Piazza Duomo

    This is the main Piazza, the heart of Catania, with the city’s symbol monument the fountain with the Elephant. The city’s cathedral with the Chapel of Sant’Agata faces this square. Via Etnea starts...

  • 4. Piazza Stesicoro

    This is a really beautiful Piazza with plenty to see. In this piazza alone you can visit ancient Roman amphitheatre ruins, visit Chiesa di San Biagio, see a statue of Vincenzo Bellini, see Palazzo...

  • 5. Roman Amphitheatre

    The strangest thing about this theatre is, that the entrance is through the front door of what looks like a small museum (not recognizable at all) in a busy traffic street. Once inside there is a...

  • 6. Elephant Statue

    This statue, surrounded with lovely lawn, is right in the centre of Piazza Duomo and used to be our meeting point. Our guide told us that the elephant is the symbol of Catania but that's all he knew...

  • 7. Fish Market

    One of the place you can't miss is the market, mostly famous for the fish selling. This place is very large and I have never seen so many stands selling huge amount of fresh fishes (mostly still...

  • 8. Piazza Dusmet

    This is a piazza a bit to the west of Piazza Duomo that is surrounded by interesting things. The statue in the center is of the Cardinal Dusmet, whose body is on display in the Duomo. Nearby: on the...

  • 9. Villa Bellini

    Catania is a heavy, darkly-colored stone city under a brilliant blue sky. Rarely however is the grey, black, blue and brown relieved by the green of vegetation. This is what makes Villa Bellini such a...

  • 10. Via Crociferi

    The arch at the southern end of the Via was built so that the nuns living in a cloister could travel to church without having to go outside. In earthquake-prone Catania such a walkway was considered...

  • 11. Go and get crazyyy in the opened air Market.

    This can be an extraordinary experience!!!! Trust me, italian markets are ALIVE: sounds, smell, colors, yelling, the mix of everything... it is WOW.We bought...

  • 12. Visit an Archeological Gem

    This is a real gem of a site. It is very well preserved and well worth the time. The stone is beautiful and makes for an atmospheric experience. You are able to...

  • 13. Try to Figure Out the Card Game

    To the west of the fish and produce market there is a little park. It under the arches of a bridge. It is a nice intimate spot. Here you will find groups of men...

  • 14. See the most exciting market in all Italy

    Just off the Piazza Duomo is the most fantastic open air market. There are bakeries, cheese, olives, meat and fish, fish, fish, every imaginable fruit and...

  • 15. What to do in the city and nearby

    Don’t miss the very popular and folkloristic open markets (every morning except Sunday):-the fish market next to Cathedral square (Piazza Duomo)-the huge open...

  • 16. Piazza Universita

    In 1434 the king, of Spain and Sicily, Alfonso of Aragon and Pope Eugene IV authorised the foundation of a university in Catania. Prior to this, the main...

  • 17. A strange kind of adult entertainment

    When in Catania we stumbled across what we though was an old cinema in the backstreets, what we discovered was incredibly interesting... It turned out to be a...

  • 18. Take a walk through the city

    You'll hear me say this as a top suggestion whenever you are visiting a new place. There is no better way to experience a new place than on foot. Take a walk...

  • 19. People watching

    The thing I found fun was sitting in a cafe on a Saturday evening people watching. Saturday evenings must be when everyone comes out all dressed up and parade /...

  • 20. Try the arancini!

    Arancini are rice balls filled with a variety of sauces, such as bolognaise sauce, mozzarella and mushrooms. They are a Sicilian delicacy and they are really...

  • 21. Church madness

    Catania has two excellent examples of baroque churches within 50 metres of one another. Both are product of the creativity of Giovan Battista Vaccarini, the...

  • 22. U' Liotru

    This fountain of the Elefant was built by the Master Giovan Battista Vaccarini, and is now the symbol of the city. The fountain symbolizes the victory against...

  • 23. Porta Uzeda

    The gate is a result of the urban planning project that the Duke of Camastra initiated after the city was destroyed in the 1693 earthquake. Via Etnea, the...

  • 24. City hall

    The city hall is situated on one side of the wonderful Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square), just a stone's throw from the Marina Arches (Archi della Marina)....

  • 25. Castle in Catania

    ... or actually the ruins of a castle in Catania. In the evening, one night, we went with the group for a pizza and I saw this castle. No one could tell me...

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