Catania Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Castle Ursino

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The most impressive vestige of medieval Catania is the formidable Castle Ursino (Castello Ursino), built by Emperor Frederick II in the early 13th century and now home to the Museo Civico (Civic ...  Read more

Via Etnea

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Taking its name from Mt Etna, the famous volcano that looms over the city, Via Etnea is one of Catania’s most important thoroughfares, running for 3 km through the heart of the city. Lined with ...  Read more

Piazza Duomo

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The city’s most memorable architectural and navigational landmark, Piazza Duomo is the buzzing center of downtown Catania and a strategic starting point for walking tours of the city. The ...  Read more

Gambino Winery

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From a road winding through the Sicilian countryside, family owned Gambino Winery appears atop a hillside in the Etna wine region. The unique climate and soil of the area produces some of Italy’s ...  Read more

Monastero dei Benedettini

Not only one of Catania’s most prized buildings, but also one of Europe’s largest Benedictine Monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s little surprise that the Monastero dei Benedettini, ...  Read more

Parco Archeologico Greco-Romano di Catania

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Despite being ravaged by eruptions of the neighboring Mt Etna volcano at least 17 times since its founding, traces of Catania’s long Greek and Roman history still remain, most notably the Roman ...  Read more

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Widely acclaimed as one of Italy’s most magnificent opera houses, the grand Teatro Massimo Bellini is a dazzling tribute to its namesake, 19th-century Catania-born composer Vincenzo Bellini, and ...  Read more

Via Crociferi

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With its centuries-old baroque buildings, timeworn paving stones and elaborate stairways, Via Crociferi is unashamedly photogenic, so much so that a number of Italian films have shot scenes on its ...  Read more

Villa Bellini

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Catania’s largest park is one of the city’s most tranquil spots – a vast expanse of greenery laced with scenic walkways and dotted with pavilions, elaborate flower gardens and hilltop viewpoints ...  Read more

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