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 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)
  • 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 70 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 65 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55.71 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 86.03 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 83.09 (Very High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 72.14 (High)
    • Attacks 49.29 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 52.86 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 64.71 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.43 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.14 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.47 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 73.53 (High)
  • Living in Catania - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Catania is 118.84 (High)

    • Safety Index 37.91 (Low)
    • Climate Index 93.96 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 69 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 34.57 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.12 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 52.98 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.34 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 66.04 (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 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 92.38 USD

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

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