Catania Tourism

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Catania

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

    • Air Pollution 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 80.56 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 61.36 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 86.11 (Very High)
  • How safe is Catania for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Catania.

    • Burglary and Theft 64.1 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.38 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.69 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 75.71 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.18 (High)
    • Attacks 49.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 63.1 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 57.69 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 30.05 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.8 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 23.41 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.5 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Catania is 119.64 (High)

    • Safety Index 38.09 (Low)
    • Climate Index 93.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 72.26 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.82 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 55.57 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 61.2 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.59 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 70.07 (Moderate)
    • 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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 7.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.12 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 85.16 USD

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