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

  • Save 7% Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania
    Etna and Taormina Full-Day Tour from Catania56 Reviews

    Duration: 9 Hrs

    This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina...

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  • Save 7% Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania
    Syracuse Ortigia and Noto Day Trip from Catania20 Reviews

    Duration: 8 Hrs

    This cultural excursion will allow you to visit classical monuments of Greek and Roman Syracuse in the archaeological park of...

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  • Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania
    Gastronomic Street Food Tour of Catania36 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Walking tour through the bustling markets and historical squares of the city centre of Catania to taste the best street food ...

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  • Save 7% Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Catania
    Etna at Sunset Half-Day Tour from Catania5 Reviews

    Duration: 6 Hrs

    See a different side of Sicily with this 6-hour guided tour of Mt. Etna. This is an excursion to old craters and lava flow ca...

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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 67.42 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.88 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.3 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 82.81 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 80.3 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.18 (High)
    • Attacks 45.45 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.84 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.39 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.09 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.56 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.88 (High)
  • Living in Catania - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Catania is 121.96 (High)

    • Safety Index 40.36 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 93.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 65.98 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.34 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 68.14 (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.

  • Cost for Essentials in Catania

    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 9.97 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 100.85 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 93.82 USD

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

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