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 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 78.13 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 85.71 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 84.38 (Very High)
  • How safe is Catania for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Catania.

    • Burglary and Theft 67.76 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.16 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 84.46 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 80.41 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.39 (High)
    • Attacks 47.37 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.84 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35.53 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25.68 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 70.95 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Catania is 118.28 (High)

    • Safety Index 39.57 (Low)
    • Climate Index 93.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 69 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 62.29 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.98 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.74 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 63.11 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 90.7 USD

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