The Effortless Sightseeing Guide to Catania, Sicily

The Effortless Sightseeing Guide to Catania, Sicily, Catania, Italy (B)

As much as Sicily is an island of seaside and countryside, it’s hard to miss Sicily’s major cities. Catania over on the east coast is one and is a typical starting point for those seeking to explore Sicily. While nearby coastal destinations like Taormina and Syracuse may be more photogenic, there’s quite a lot to keep you entertained while visiting Catania. That’s where this Catania guide comes into play.

Inside this sightseeing guide to Catania you’ll find recommendations on attractions around the city you won’t want to miss. Most are easy enough to reach from the city centre and you could probably cover them all with one day in Catania. This guide isn’t exactly exhaustive, but it should make sure you don’t miss anything too important. Mix in some wandering and you have the makings of a great visit. Here are my Catania travel tips for an uncomplicated time in this Italian city.

To understand the city’s sights and what makes them interesting, it’s useful to first understand the city itself. Catania is one of the ten largest cities in Italy, lending it all the chaos and complexity those big cities are known for. Like many places in southern Italy, Catania has struggled economically at times and has the looks to show for it. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Effortless Sightseeing Guide to Catania, Sicily
Guide Location: Italy » Catania
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Massimo Bellini Theatre
  • Ancient Roman Theatre and Odeon
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Via Etnea street
  • Catania Cathedral
  • Fontana dell’Elefante
  • Fish Market
  • Piazza Stesicoro
  • Roman Amphitheater of Catania
  • Villa Bellini Gardens
  • Castello Ursino
  • Benedictine Monastery
  • Ivana B&B