Catania City is a beautiful mix of old and new. A World Heritage Site, Catania City is home to some outstanding examples of Baroque architecture and other important sites. Sitting in the shadow of Mt. Etna, the most active volcano in all of Europe, the people of the city are resilient and have always rebuilt when the volcano destroyed it in the past. A holiday rental home in Catania City is your home base for all of your exploring whilst out and about in this fascinating city.
There is plenty to keep one busy whilst on holiday to Catania City.La Plaja is a nearby beach that provides a variety of activities. Go swimming, fishing or just relax on the warm sandy beach. You must visit the fish markets that take place in the Piazza de Duomo. These markets give visitors an idea of what one part of daily life may have been like hundreds of years ago. This fish market has been around nearly as long as the city. Catania City may one day be almost as well-known for its night life as for its history. Once the sun goes down, the party begins in the many downtown bars and nightclubs. For the adventurous, a hike to the top of Mt. Etna, the volcano that has destroyed Catania City several times in the past, is a must. You can choose a guided group tour or, for a more unique experience, hire a volcanologist who will lead off of the beaten path.
There are many attractions not to be missed whilst on holiday to Catania City. The Roman amphitheatre and the well-known Elephant Statue, built in the 1600’s, are two examples. You will also want to spend time exploring the downtown area where many of the examples of Baroque architecture exist.
The weather in Catania City tends to be a bit warmer than in some other parts of Italy. The average summer temperatures are between 25 and 30 degrees. The winters are quite mild with average temperatures of between 15 and 16 degrees. There is very little rain during the summer months, whilst the winter brings between 72 and 98 mm per month.
Travelling to Catania City is quite easy now thanks in part to an airport expansion that was completed in about 2006. Catania Fontanarossa Airport, just 5km from the centre of the city, is quite well serviced from Italian cities and other points in Europe. The closest railway station is in Taormina, just a 10 minute walk from Catania.