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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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Catania
Save 5%Etna Emotion 3000 Tour from CataniaNew on TripHobo
Save 7%Etna & Taormina: Lunch includedNew on TripHobo
Save 7%Etna & Alcantara Gorges by Land Rover from TaorminaNew on TripHobo
Save 8%Transfer from Catania to Agrigento & Scala dei TurchiNew on TripHobo
Save 4%Mount Etna excursion and lava tubesNew on TripHobo
Save 7%Montalbano's fiction places food tourNew on TripHobo