Catania Tourism

Visit Catania - Best of Catania

The second largest city of Sicily, Catania stands strong right at the base of Mt. Etna. It’s the tallest active volcano of Europe that had drained the city twice with its volcanic eruption and earthquake in the year 1669 and 1693. The baroque architecture shows creative use of lave and gives you the impression about the massive disaster that the city has faced. Added to this, Mt Etna gives a picturesque beauty to the backdrop of the city.

According to Catania travel guide, the chaotic ambience and unclean streets of the city might give you a set back at the first meeting. But Grandiose black and white palazzo tower, baroque buildings and the vibrant lifestyle of the people makes this city a must-stop place in your Europe tour. Another striking feature of this city is that though it is located on seaside, it faces towards the mountain. As a whole, traveling to Catania while visiting Europe will be a lifetime achievement for a traveler.

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Facts and Stats for Catania*

  • Pollution Statistics in Catania

    Know the pollution level of Catania before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 54.17 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.33 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 83.33 (Very High)
  • Catania: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Catania for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Catania.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.33 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 64.17 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.76 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 81.67 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70 (High)
    • Attacks 46.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.93 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.33 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.59 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.28 (High)
  • Living in Catania - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Catania is 97.3 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 39.62 (Low)
    • Climate Index 93.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.98 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.4 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 70.94 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 51.11 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.8 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 42.23 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Catania

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Catania

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.84 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 98.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.83 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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