Best Things To Do in Catania, Italy

Whether you're visiting Catania for a few days or are a localite, Catania is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Catania. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Catania. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Catania. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Catania keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Catania listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Catania which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Catania will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Catania recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Catania

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Catania that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 1305 itineraries
    Caltagirone

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark

    Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Caltagirone is a small historic town famous for the production of pottery, especially terra-cotta wares and maiolica. In recent times, the place has also gained popularity due to its ceramics and terr...Read more

  2. #2 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 1628 itineraries
    Mount Etna

    Tags: Educational Site, Volcano

    Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Mount Etna is an active volcano which is currently the tallest in Europe, standing high at 3,329 meters. It is also one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The volcano is spread over an area of...Read more

  3. #3 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 1250 itineraries
    Piazza Duomo

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Outdoors, Cathedral

    Address: Piazza Duomo, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Piazza Duomo is the main square located right in the middle of the city. It is surrounded by many important places. On the eastern side is the cathedral, and on its north is the Town Hall, while on th...Read more

  4. #4 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 713 itineraries
    Catania Cathedral

    Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 163, Catania CT, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    The holy site of martyrdom of Saint Agatha, Duomo Di Catania or Catania Cathedral is considered a local landmark and dates back to 11th century and was built in the Normal style of architecture. Destr...Read more

  5. #5 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 1164 itineraries
    Giardino Bellini

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Statue

    Address: Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Giardino Bellini is the oldest garden in the city. There are portions of the garden that can be traced back to the eighteenth century. The present-day garden, however, was inaugurated in January 1883,...Read more

  6. #6 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 967 itineraries
    Aci Castello

    Tags: Outdoors, Educational Site, Castle, Historical Site

    Address: Aci Castello CT | Mount Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This historic locality was established around the Norman Castle, built in 1076 by the Normans. It is situated on the coastline of the city, with an amazing view of the wide ocean. In 1169, the town st...Read more

  7. #7 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    Museo Storico Dello Sbarco In Sicilia 1943

    Tags: Museum, History Museum, Educational Site

    Address: Viale Africa, Piazzale Asia | Le Ciminiere, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:45 pm Details

    Museo Storico dello Sbarco is the most popular museum in the city. It recounts all the historic events that took place between 10th July and 8th September of 1943 during the landing of the Anglo-Ameri...Read more

  8. #8 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    Parco Archeologico Greco Romano Di Catania

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Nature

    Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This attraction is an archeological site and museum built in 2010. The place is bestowed with the responsibility of researching, maintaining, enhancing and determining the use of other historical monu...Read more

  9. #9 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 770 itineraries
    Castella Ursino And Museuo Civico

    Address: Piazza Federico di Svevia, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Castello Ursino & Museo Civico is a castle-cum-museum. The museum part of the building was opened in 1934, when the city was in urgent need of a civic museum. Castle Ursino seemed to be the perfec...Read more

  10. #10 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 564 itineraries
    A' Piscaria Mercato Del Pesce

    Address: Via Mulino Santa Lucia, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Piscaria literally means fish and this is the oldest fish markets in Catania. A heaven for sea-food lovers, this crowded market not only sells fresh fishes but also has great eateries and food stalls ...Read more

  11. #11 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 452 itineraries
    Fontana Dell' Amenano

    Address: Piazza del Duomo, 95124 Catania CT, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located on the south side of the cathedral square of the Catania, this is a stunning fountain dating back to 19th century. Built entirely in Carrara marble, the fountain represents the River Amenano a...Read more

  12. #12 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 292 itineraries
    Orto Botanico

    Tags: Outdoors, Garden, Park, Botanical Garden

    Address: via A.Longo 19, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy (Borgo-Sanzio)

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details

    Orto Botanico is a garden which was built in 1858. Stretched over an area of 16,000 sq m, it is owned by the University of Catania and is home to many exotic and unique plants and flowers. In 1865, it...Read more

  13. #13 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 258 itineraries
    Il Castello Di Nelson

    Tags: Outdoors, Castle

    Address: Corso Giorgio Maniace / Via Taormina | Maniace, 95030 Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Il Castello di Nelson is a castle which has now been turned into a museum dedicated to Horatio Nelson and the royal family. The rooms of this castle contain pictures and items, like royal letters, anc...Read more

  14. #14 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 411 itineraries
    Via Etnea

    Address: Catania, Sicily, Italy

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The ultimate destination for Shopaholics, this street in Catania is known for its great boutiques, excellent collections and fashionable.

  15. #15 of 552 Things To Do in Catania
    - Used in 389 itineraries
    Basilica Della Collegiata

    Address: Via Etnea, 3, 95124 Catania CT, Italy

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Also known as Santa Maria Dell’ Elemosina, this church in Catania is a classic example of Sicilian Baroque style of architecture. Dating back to the 18th century, the design of the church is att...Read more

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  • We will be staying in Riposto, Sicly for three days and interested in taking a tour to Syracuse. What is the best way to do that. We will have a rental car.

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    • There are a number of Syracuse tours and activities that you can choose from according to your interests and schedule. I would suggest selecting a tour that takes you to places like the Ear of Dionysius and Parque Arqueológico de Neapolis. 

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