Holidays in Catania

Travel Information

Language: Italian


Local time: GMT/BST+1
Local Airport(s)
  Flight time Transfer time
(to resort)
Catania 3 hours 5 minutes 30 minutes

Catania Holidays

When to go: The temperatures peak around July and August, for those who like it hot, while the Spring and Autumn months are still a comfortable temperature, perfect for an off-peak Italy holiday.

Why Catania: The second-largest city in Sicily, Catania is a cultural haven lying at the bottom of Mount Etna, surrounded by beautiful beaches and a striking landscape. Top attractions: the iconic landmark of the city is "u Liotru", in the huge Piazza Duomo, a magnificent sculpture of an elephant made from volcanic stone in the 1700s. Many myths and legends surround the statue, and its place as the symbol of Catania is well-established, not to be missed.

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More on Catania

Catania's location at the foot of Mount Etna has made it a popular tourist destination among adventurous tourists for some time. The ancient architecture across the city is impressive, having been dominated by several different cultures over thousands of years, while the more modern structures showcase an equal level of beauty and magnificence. Catania has been re-built several times, leaving a trail of design styles and historic icons behind, ideal for culture-lovers and explorers.    

What to do in Catania  

A trip to Mount Etna should be on everybody's to-do list during a holiday to Catania. Guided tour buses up the volcano promise the full experience, from the solidified rivers of lava to the eerie, rugged landscape of the mountainside. The views from the peak are simply spectacular, and with perfect snowfall around the year, it's a unique and incredible ski destination for those looking for a winter challenge!    

The beaches around Catania provide an ideal opportunity to relax after exploring the city, and the views from the coast offer an entirely unique experience. Take a visit to the San Giovanni Licuti Beach, with its fascinating black volcanic sands, the reef of Scogliera, formed after an Etna eruption, or the golden sands of Catania’s eastern region which stretch all the way to Siracusa.

Want something similar?

  • Sicily boasts a number of cultural destinations; check out holidays to Agrigento or Trapani for more fascinating discoveries.    
  • City breaks to Rome or Venice provide more fascinating culture and arts, as well as excellent shopping and dining for a special Italian getaway.

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