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Catania

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Volcanos · Historic Sites · History Museums
Black Pearl of Ionian Sea
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. With a history reaching back almost three millennia, Catania is a major transportation hub, economic center, and a university city with a busy downtown and an active nightlife. Explore the Baroque architecture in its central area, which is a World Heritage Site. The devastating earthquake of 1693 destroyed most of Catania, and the town had to be rebuilt from scratch. One side of Catania looks out to the sea; the other features fertile country with a patchwork of citrus groves and vineyards. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Catania and add them to your vacation plans using our Italy trip itinerary app.
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Popular things to do in Catania

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World heritage site
Mt Etna
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
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Historic Site
Piazza Duomo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Monastero dei Benedettini
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.4
Duration: 4 hours

Side trips from Catania

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Island
Ortigia Syracuse
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Ruin
Ancient Theatre of Taormina Taormina
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Isola Bella Taormina
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico Noto
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Catania

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Religious Site
Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Giardino Bellini
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Historic Sites in Catania

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Historic Site
Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Basilica Collegiata
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chiesa San Benedetto
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Catania

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Art Museum
Polo Tattile Multimediale
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo Civico Castello Ursino
3.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo MOGAM
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo del Cinema di Catania
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Tours in Catania

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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8
Duration: 5 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Marecamp
4.9
Duration: 3 hours
World heritage site
Villa Romana del Casale Piazza Armerina
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Duomo di Siracusa Syracuse
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Ragusa Ibla Ragusa
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

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