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City Travel Guide – Catania Sicily

Explore Catania with our list of best things to do as well as places to visit in this lively and historic city. Catania is part of the Val di Noto area of world heritage site for its series of Sicilian Baroque buildings. To experience the city, best to walk around the centre where most of the attractions are concentrated. Public transport is also available through the AMT city bus.

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  • Mount Etna
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Saint Agatha Cathedral
  • Piscarìa fish market
  • Museo Diocesano
  • Castello Ursino
  • Monastero dei Benedettini di San Nicolò l’Arena
  • Palazzo Biscari
  • La Plaja
  • Orto Botanico di Catania

Things to do in Catania

From visiting historic churches to attending sacred feasts and festivals and hiking to its landscape queen, Mount Etna, you won’t go out of ideas to explore Catania. Both day and nightlife scenes in this part of the region are very dynamic. You can always find something new to keep you busy whether you fancy cultural food trips or discovering off the beaten paths. Check out our list of best things to do in Catania and also feel free to add your favourites.

Hike Mount Etna

One of the main tourist spots in Catania is Mount Etna, an active volcano which has been the symbol of Sicily since antiquity. You can access the area by bus

Wander around the Catania main square

Piazza del Duomo is the main square of Catania which represents the city’s progress and culture through the years. Wandering around the area, you can find some of Catania’s main attractions and notable architectures.

Visit the Saint Agatha Cathedral
See Christian Art masterpieces
Learn history at Castello Ursino
Tour a Monastery
Admire the interiors of Palazzo Biscari
Unwind at Catania’s city gardens
Experience walking ancient Roman sites
Lounge and swim at Catania’s best beaches
Bargain for fish and fresh produce


Foods and Festivals