Catania Holidays in 2014

Catania city in Sicily with the Etna Vulcan Italy



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On the south east coast of Sicily is the island’s second largest city of Catania. The majestic palaces and pleasant wide avenues in Catania were generally built during the 18th century following a number of volcanic eruptions from Etna. Catania is located at the base of Mount Etna and its land shape has been formed by these eruptions.

Explore Catania

If possible visit Catania’s two Roman amphitheatres; the smaller one near Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi is open to the public and can seat up to 6,000 spectators; the larger seating some 14,000 is rarely open but is a huge underground network of passages not dissimilar to the Roman Coliseum. Ursino Castle was once a coastal fortress and its museum is open for visitors to Catania.

Tucked away in the streets of Catania are a superb choice of eateries and two large street markets.

Booking your holiday to Catania

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There are three different types of beaches around Catania; San Giovanni Licuti Beach is formed of black volcanic sand, a reef formed by Etna’s eruptions formed Scogliera, and then there is yellow sand in eastern part of Catania stretching to Siracusa.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Italian and Sicilian
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hours
Local airport: Catania
Flight time: 3 hours 10 minutes

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