Catania

What You Need to Know Before You Go

Catania reclines on Sicily's east coast, right beside Mt. Etna – Europe's biggest, baddest, and most active volcano. The city has plenty to lure in travelers, with its unrelenting energy, cool nightlife haunts, and irresistible food, such as local dish 'pasta alla Norma'.

Influenced over the centuries by everyone from Romans to Arabs, Catania's eclectic architecture boasts everything from domed roofs to Baroque churches. Its centerpiece is Piazza del Duomo, which features the cheery Fontana dell'Elefante statue, as well as the incredibly ornate Catania Cathedral. In one corner, you'll find the fragrant and feisty La Pescheria – the city's legendary fish market.

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