Catania is one of the most picturesque cities in Sicily, its landscape is dominated by the volcanic giant of the Mount Etna volcano which gives the city its suggestive lava rock palate.
Sicily’s second-biggest regional capital is a vital part of the network in the Mediterranean, a major port of call for export and an international airport. Moreover, it is the perfect place for a holiday, considering its cultural importance, its position and beautiful weather, and its enchanting views of past and present alike.
The beloved patroness of Catania Saint Agatha is celebrated in one of the most elaborate and popular religious festivals in the world, the city comes alive with the local’s faith, suggestive processions, fireworks, decorative lights that spread out through the city, street markets and cultural events all throughout the city. If you want to see the traditional heart of the city visit in early February (from the 3rd to the 5th) where you will witness the dedication the Catania’s citizens offer this Christian martyr born in Sicily, reknown for saving the city of Catania from the plague and Mt Etna's volcanic eruptions.
Etna dominates the landscape and is ever-present in the inhabitants' lives here, even so far as to shape the tastes of the land. This active volcano and Catania, the bustling city on Sicily's eastern coast, are closely linked.
The coastal strip that is the Province of Catania looks out over the Ionian Sea, a natural boundary for the Province. Catania lies cradled amidst the splendid greenery of its surroundings, and opens onto the sea. Welcoming you with its grand piazzas, wide roads, and ancient architecture in lavic rock, Catania is full of attractions, offering historic and cultural wonders for everyone.