There is a story behind every area which is also within the area: you feel it as you walk through its streets laid with cobbles centuries earlier, at the sight of a church towering above the town squares, among the people bustling along the narrow streets.
It is the story of an entire community, recounted by the art that adorns its every corner and the culture that every tradition whispers to anyone who is ready to listen.
Explore the area, immerse yourself in the art and history.
Tour of Catania and Shopping Experience
Spend a day in Catania, Sicily’s second largest city.
Start your tour of Catania from Piazza Alcalà, visit Piazza Duomo and the Cathedral dedicated to Saint Agatha which was destroyed and rebuilt several times after natural events and accidents. The cathedral stands on the site of the Roman Achilles thermal baths and of the martyrdom of the city’s patron saint.
This Baroque-style church houses the remains of the great musician, Vincenzo Bellini.
Visit Catania’s bustling fish market and the Elephant fountain, known as the “Liotru” by the people of Catania, the symbol of the city.
Lastly, take a walk along Via Etnea to indulge in a bit of shopping.