Cheap flights to Catania
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Etna, Catania, the second largest city on the Island of Sicily, is a beautiful place to relax and rejuvenate, as well as soaking up some Sicilian history. Facing the Ionian Sea, Catania has a distinctive grey colour to its buildings as the rock used to build them has been taken from the volcanic earth of the island.
Explore Ursino Castle which, built in the 1200s, has survived despite Mounts Etna’s devastating eruptions in the 1600s and now stands as a stunning example of ancient architecture. An unmissable sight in Catania is the awesome splendour of Mount Etna itself; visiting the currently dormant volcano is a breath-taking adventure and one which is a rarity on most vacations. In the winter months one side of the volcano is turned into a ski slope for a truly extreme winter sports experience.
In town Duomo square is also a must-see for its stunning baroque architecture. For those looking to do some relaxing there are plenty of beautiful hotels to stay in and pristine beaches too.
The superb works of the Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher are on display at the Palazzo Della Cultura, 121 via Vittorio Emanuele II. Exhibit runs until 20th September. For times and ticket information, www.mostraescher.it
Syracuse was once the most powerful city state of antiquity - the vestiges of its glory still live on today at the Greek Theater, where classical tragedies are performed each year. For programs and tickets, www.indafondazione.org
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