Exotic, chaotic, noisy but also beautiful and intense, this is how Catania appears in our eyes.
It is located on the eastern coast of Sicily, at the foot of Mount Etna, a still active volcano.
Getting lost is a great way to explore the city, see Catania’s iconic landmarks as Piazza del Duomo, the Elephant’s fountain and the Cathedral. The fish market is only few steps away from Piazza del Duomo.
Don’t miss out
The fish market on Saturday, it will not disappoint you. Try the ice cream brioche at Savia.
Where to sleep?
la Casa del Pettirosso, via Plebiscito 765. https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19070434
Gianluca is a great host, he will give you lots of tips to explore the city. The house is beautiful, cute and comfy, a little romantic escape where you can hide away from the exotic experience that Catania is.
Where to eat?
- Pasticceria Savia, 302/304, Via Etnea, an iconical place. Try their “paste al pistacchio” and ice cream brioche savia.it
- Al Malarazza, via Montesano, 40, Catania, Italy.
An ethic fast food place, all ingredients are chosen with attention and respect to biodiversity and tradition. https://www.facebook.com/malarazzafood/
In Santa Filomena street you have plenty of restaurants to chose, we had dinner at
- L’Horloge, Vico Santa Filomena 52, Catania, http://www.lhorloge.it/
- FUD, Via Santa Filomena, 35, Catania, http://www.fud.it/
Where to spend the night
- Mamma Africa, via Montesano 30, Catania, Italy https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mamma-Africa-1676805999243933/about/?ref=page_internal
- Vermut Drinks, Via Gemmellaro, 39, 95131 Catania CT
When is the best time to visit Catania?
Throughout the year. The winter is mild and the summer can be a bit too hot but beautiful anyway. It is easy to get to Catania from Fontanarossa airport.