SEA AND CITY
Ideal for anyone wishing to combine the liveliness of a stay in the city centre with a chance to enjoy a relaxing vacation, offering walks along the sea promenade and through the nearby fishing village set the heart of the city.
The area is really vivacious and everything is at hand: the newsagent’s under the house, the church in the little square, the bank and shops, is rich in rotisseries, restaurants, fast-food and take-away, with a multi-screen cinema, concerts and various cultural events at the “Ciminiere” exhibition centre.
The nearby Piazza Europa, the elegant Corso Italia, Via Monfalcone, Via Giacomo Leopardi and adjoining streets offer the chance of shopping in both exclusive boutiques and inexpensive shops.
The Palacannizzaro, the Museum of the Sea, the Lava Stone Museum and Cannizzaro Hospital are all within easy reach.
And the city is only 40 km from Taormina, 60 km from Siracusa, and 6 km, or 10 minutes, from Acicastello and Acitrezza with its famous “faraglioni”. You may also like to consider a daytrip to Palermo, Piazza Armerina, Ragusa, Modica or Noto.
Catania lies at the foot of Etna Volcano, which towers over the territory in all its majestic
The more adventurous can try their hand at
trekking on Mount Etna . Also, at 20 minutes by car, it is possible to go
paragliding and hang-gliding. Greek and Roman archaeological sites are everywhere, testifying to millennia of history.
Children of all ages will be delighted to visit Etnaland (16 km), the largest water park in Italy.
And to visit too the adventure park of Milo.