The local market in Catania
The local market in Catania
One of the many narrow streets
Chapel of Sant’Agata
Arancini, Rockin' Nightlife, Sicilianita'
Traffic but not as bad as Naples.
In a nutshell
Surely a double-sided town with the most open people in Sicily
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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 from Piazza Duomo.
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 the move of the capital away from Catania and appearance of powder weapons, the castle lost its...
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 ticket booth and when you walk on through the house, there is this Roman amphitheatre in its backyard!...
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 alive). The noise is high: each fishmonger screams price and attribute of his goods and invite you to...
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 Tezzano and do some great people watching.
It was here that I used a helpful Italian phrase to get...
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 inordinately dangerous (its collapse would block the escape route of a number of streets), but it was...
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 of this statue !
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 west side of the Piazza is Bellini's House and Museum, on the right the Immacolata Church that...
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 wonderful change. This is really a large park, named after the famous Catanese composer. There are...
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DE FIORE: Grandma's kitchen!!
It's the real Grandma Catanese's taste!!
If you order a fresh pasta (sorry, I don't remember the name of the dish, but you can just ask), you can eat the very home made pasta.La nonna (nonna means grandma in Italian) starts to make pasta when she get an order. So you have...
Unfortunatelly, can't remember the name: Manggiare al Siciliano
What a pitty, I can't remember the name of this restaurant, can't even sugget to other potential visitors where to go and enjoy in really delicious food.The ambient is typical Italian, rather small restaurant with several tables only and looking more alike trattoria. It is...
Via Plebiscito: In Catania (Sizilien) werden Touristen ausgeraubt
In Catania werden Touristen systematisch ausgeraubt. In Catania werden Touristen systematisch ausgeraubt. Hilfe von der Polizei dürfen sie nicht erwarten. Denken Sie immer daran, dass Touristen ein Ziel von professionellen und gut organisierten Dieben sind. Nehmen Sie keine...
The bus from and to the airport!
Bus 457 is the one you can take to get in the city and also goes downtown.Some tips about it: first, before you leave the airport building, go to a newspaper shop and buy yourself some bus tickets (1 euro/ticket) !!! only after that go and find the bus stop, which, in this...
The most healthy food that excisting: Fresh fish & vegetables
Right next to the fresh fish market stands the green market, offering delicious and fresh Sicilian vegetables rich of exceptional flavour. I can't imagine the better combination then a dish made from such a fish and vegetables. Not such a healthy food excisting, the soil of...
Open-air fish market: Fresh fish market
For a seafood lover, as I am, visiting open-air fish market at Catania was alike holiday for the eyes. To be honest, although I prefer fish from the Adriatic, not one fish market at Veneto towns cannot compite with this at Catania. There are so many sorts of high quality...
Museum at Castello Ursino
Nowadays Castello Ursino houses Catania Civico Museum displaying artifacts from the castle as well as the greater geographical area. Exibits date from Classical era onward, representing the diverse influences throught Sicilian history. It is also used for the important art...
A lot of it, especially at the closing time of outdoor markets...... Aaaiiiiii :) But that was cleaned till next day.The one i saw on the beach......... different story. Pet's, used pampers, juice doses, paper.... everything people used was left on the beach... Too bad,...
The pedestrian crossings (the Zebras) have absolutely no meaning In Catania (in the hole Italy maybe). Be careful when crossing over :))) But, the funny italian way, (this is for women usualy ;-)), while you can be rushed on the zebras, cars (and buses) will stop in places...
Ask for prices (or for the prices menu) before buying something because many shops (and restaurants) could try to charge you more money.. you can say "quanto costa"? (How much does it cost?) DEFINITELY DON'T TAKE A TAXI if you can, they could ask 50 euros for a couple of km...
Explore Deeper into Catania
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