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Catania Airport Information
The airport is located about five kilometres from Catania which is the second largest city in Sicily. Catania is the busiest airport in Sicily.
Piazza del Duomo Catania
First port of call in Catania should be a visit to the Piazza del Duomo where you will find the cathedral which was designed by the renowned architect Vaccarini.
Here you can also get a look at the Fountain of the Elephant which is the icon of Catania. Saint Agatha is the patron saint of Catania. San Agata alla Fornace church contains a furnace where Saint Agatha reputably became a martyr for the Romans.
More wonderful architectural delights can be enjoyed by taking a stroll down Via Crociferi. There are some excellent examples of Baroque architecture including the Piazza San Francesco where you will find the Jesuit complex and the San Benedetto Church. The influence of Vaccarini is very prominent here.
Eating out in Catania
There are lots of local Sicilian specialties available in the restaurants of Catania. An abundance of fresh fish means that there are some truly sumptuous fish dishes on offer. Get some olives and sun dried tomatoes on the side.
It is well worth taking a drive in your Catania rental car to Mount Etna which is the leading active European volcano.
Fan of pistachio ice cream will want to visit the town of Bronte which has several pistachio farms. Get it at the source! There are plenty of beaches and wonderful secluded spots to be found in and around Catania.