This city is the second largest island in Sicily, and full of charm, culture, and history. It was originally a Greek colony that moved on to hold the Empires of the Carthaginians, Ostrogoths, Roman Republic, and the Kingdom of Italy. Today it’s visited by those who are interested in history, culture, and natural scenery.

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While visiting Catania, make sure to see the historic Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata, the Ursino Castle, and the Benedictine Monastery. Take in the stunning views of Mt. Etna as you wander around the Piazza Del Duomo, Porta Garibaldi, and the Aci Castle. There are various botanical gardens to explore as well as beaches to lounge and soak up the sun. Make sure to spend some time at San Giovanni Li Cuti which features black volcanic sands and Lido Azzurro, which has a massive expanse of beach.

If you still have time, explore the historic street of Via Dei Crociferi and admire the architecture and culture that exudes from the buildings. There’s also the remains of a Roman theatre to view, as well as a historic arena from the Greek days. No matter what you choose to see and do while in Catania, this city doesn’t disappoint.

When to Visit Catania

The best time to visit Catania is from March through October. It’s during this time of year that the weather is sunny, bright, and warm. You’ll want to admire the colourful flowers and trees as well as the crystal-clear blue waters that surround the coastline. Between the beaches and the outdoor activities, you’ll want the warm and sunny weather while you explore it all.

How to Get to Catania

Catania is a hub of transportation for the various towns and islands in Sicily. This makes it quite easy to reach by car, plane, train, or bus. You can fly in from other Italian destinations and easily catch a bus or a taxi to your villa or the tourist sites. Visitors can drive in on highway A18 or take a train from around Sicily right into the prime area of Catania.

Where to Stay in Catania

Catania is dotted with beautiful and luxurious villas from Italian Breaks. From seaside villas to accommodations with a private pool, we make it easy to have a romantic getaway with the person you love. If you’re travelling as a family, we have kid-friendly options too that will place you close to the main attractions in Catania. No matter what your reason for travel, we have a villa that can suit your needs and exceed all of your expectations.

Our goal is to reduce the unnecessary and focus on what matters most to our guests. We believe that your time and energy should be spent enjoying your travels in Catania, not worrying about accommodation. Our villas provide all of the luxury and comfort you need so that you know you’ll have a retreat to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. Don’t delay in booking your trip to Catania because the sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy your journey.

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