Things to see and do - Catania
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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 Chierici an..
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 Borgi..
Via Crociferi I - Catania
Via Crociferi is the street that best illustrates the Catania Baroque style. The buildings that line it, especially in the first stretch, lend it a unique beauty and harmony. You get here via the Arco di San Benedetto, flanked by the Badia Grande and..
Via Recalcaccia 2 I - 95131 Catania
Prix Prices from : 61 €
Located in a historic building in Catania’s old town, Manganelli Palace offers elegant Baroque-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The Cathedral is a 3-minute walk away. All spacious rooms at Palace Manganelli feature hand-painted frescoes on the c..
Via Alessi 24 I - 95124 Catania
Prix Prices from : 69 €
Principe Hotel is surrounded by baroque architecture in Catania's historic centre. Located on the Alessi Steps between Via Etnea and Via Crociferi, it offers free Wi-Fi. The rooms at Il Principe Hotel Catania all have parquet floors and elegant furn..
Via Spadaro Grassi 8 I - 95124 Catania
Prix Prices from : 40 €
via Monsignor Ventimiglia 15 I - 95124 Catania
The Sicilian word 'cumpare' was used in the past to indicate those with whom you had a close relationship. So it is apt that this restaurant where guests are treated as friends still uses the term. Enjoy the best of Sicilian fish and meat dishes here..
via G. Di Prima 20 I - 95124 Catania
via Etnea 218 I - 95131 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 A. Di Sangiuliano 337 I - 95124 Catania
via Finocchiaro Aprile 110 I - 95129 Catania