Where to stay around Catania?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,640 holiday lettings near Catania. From 743 Studios to 741 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Catania is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Catania?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Catania. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Catania Beach: 1,936 holiday lettings
  • Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily: 2,029 holiday lettings
  • Historical Museum of the Landing in Sicily 1943: 2,061 holiday lettings
  • Villa Majorana: 2,045 holiday lettings
  • Catania Cathedral: 2,028 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Catania listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Studios in Catania?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 743 Studios in Catania. Our other popular types of Catania holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 741 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 460 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 287 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Catania?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 270 holiday homes with pool available in Catania. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Life-pulsing Catania

    Layers of life and history coalesce in Catania like you wouldn't believe. On the surface, it's a gritty and passionate place where squishy arancini balls meet sugar-drenched cassatelle in the street markets, Vespas purr up the crooked alleys and the paint peels from centuries-old homes. Delve deeper and there's a UNESCO-tagged cathedral, topped with domes that silhouette mysteriously against the outline of smoke-belching Etna in the distance. Delve further and there are ancient – Roman, Greek, medieval, you name it – relics, all right on the doorstep of Catania holiday rentals.

    Taste buds tingling in Catania

    Foodies won't know where to stop as they wander the crisscrossing streets of Catania's centre. Cafes of oh-so-good coffee clink and chatter on every corner. In the shadow of the massive Baroque cathedral the fish stalls bustle on the flagstones of Piazza del Duomo. Sicilian tomatoes and cheeses are stacked on the stalls of the farmers market along Via Etnea. Street food tours are also a must for those who want to taste their way around this metropolis. They usually start in La Pescheria – the most famous market in town. Get ready for bites of grilled kebabs and sizzling prawns, fresh pastas and crunchy cannoli.

    Catania – the gateway to the clouds

    Catania is the closest major city to the hulking outline of Mount Etna. You might want to keep your distance from the fire-spewing calderas of that active volcano – that's understandable, and there are plenty of Catania holiday rentals with pools and panoramic views overlooking its slopes to oblige. Feeling brave? Hop on a tour to the summit, which takes you deep into the national reserve that encompasses it, to see lava channels and ash cones and more. A stop at the Museo Vulcanologico dell'Etna can be made along the way, to learn all about its destructive and metamorphic past.

    Catching a sweet spot in Catania

    Sicily's scorching summers start as early as May and end in September. Temperatures as high as 40 degrees and long days of sunshine come with them, making Catania holiday rentals with pools or proximity to the east coast beaches a wise choice. Springtime, in April, and autumn, in October, mean catching a sweet spot when the mercury isn't soaring but it's still warm. Those are great seasons for hiking Etna and wandering the city's Baroque streets. Winter can be wet and cold, with snow blanketing the top of the great volcano.

    Catania – in the shadow of Etna

    Catania is considered the prime gateway to the slopes of Mount Etna. The Etna Park starts just a little to the north of the city, ringing the colossal peak – the highest active volcano in all of Europe. This nature reserve protects the curious geological features and wildlife of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Hikers and mountain bikers will love the adventure, weaving past citrus orchards up to ridges of scree and black stone. Keep an eye out for the ancient lava channels that have been carved into the ridges by previous eruptions and the foxes, sheep, buzzards and falcons that live in the lush landscape of the lower slopes.