Things to see and do - Catania
Unmissable tourist sites
Catania Travel guide
Catania : Michelin's recommendations
Catania is overshadowed by Mount Etna, which has on several occasions sent lava flowing within the city walls, which are themselves built from volcanic rock. The colours of this Baroque-style city are predominantly black and white, as can be seen in the elephant fountain in Piazza Duomo. The birthplace of the musician Vincenzo Bellini and the writer Giovanni Verga, Catania is a lively, working-class town, with a busy port and high-tech industries which have earned it the name of Etna Valley.
Tourist attractions Catania : Things to see and do
Piazza Del Duomo I - Catania
The square - the centre of the city designed by Vaccarini - has a harmonious Baroque appearance. The elephant fountain , symbol of Catania, stands opposite the 19C Amenano Fountain , set back on the southern side in front of the Palazzo dei Chieric..
Piazza S. - Francesco d'Assisi 3 I - 95100 Catania
This beautiful, richly decorated palace is where a few scenes of Visconti film, the Leopard , based on the novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, were shot.
Via Museo Biscari I - Catania
This palazzo is the city's most handsome civic building. It is the work of Ignazio Biscari, an art, literature and archaeology enthusiast who financed numerous digs and set up an archaeology museum here (collections temporarily at San Francesco Bor..
Via Leonardi 24 Catania I - 09131 Catania
Prix Prices from : 40 €
Hotel Trieste is set in a 19th-century building offering a convenient location in central Catania, only 300 metres from the city’s cathedral. Modern rooms have free Wi-Fi and a city-view balcony. Each room has a colourful concept and features a TV a..
Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii° N° 167 I - 95124 Catania
Set in the heart of the historic centre of Catania, Hotel Centrale Europa boasts a welcoming atmosphere and picturesque views of Cathedral Square and the Elephant Fountain. Hotel Centrale Europa offers modern amenities and elegant rooms, most with v..
Via Leonardi 24 I - 95131 Catania
Prix Prices from : 40 €
Set in the centre of Catania, Hotel Mele offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Teatro Massimo theatre is 80 metres away. Located in an 18th-century town house, the Mele has been family-run since 1920. It is 300 metres from Catania Cathed..
via G. Di Prima 20 I - 95124 Catania
via Pardo 29 I - 95121 Catania
Situated in the bustling market district, just a stone's throw from the cathedral, this lively trattoria serves delicious fish specialities. The fish is sold by weight and the menu is announced at your table.
via Monsignor Ventimiglia 15 I - 95124 Catania
The prefix 'Mc' in the name of this restaurant has nothing to do with Scotland, but is rather an acronym of the local expression 'Mè cumpari', which highlights the importance of the guest at the table. Excellent Sicilian meat and fish dishes, includi..
via Finocchiaro Aprile 110 I - 95129 Catania
via Etnea 218 I - 95131 Catania
via A. Di Sangiuliano 337 I - 95124 Catania