A TOUR OF SICILY: CATANIA

While the Government has decided to stop the movement among regions but to allow the one to go abroad, we want to celebrate the wonders of the splendid island we are lucky to be living in!

Let’s start the visit with our city: Catania!

Catania is an old port city on the east coast of Sicily. It is located at the foot of Etna, an active volcano with paths that reach its summit. The large central square of the city, Piazza del Duomo, is characterized by the picturesque statue of the Elephant Fountain and the richly decorated Cathedral. I advise you to first visit the piazza del duomo, the heart of the city. Sicilian cities organisation is very simple: they all have their own piazza del duomo which concentrates a lot of monuments. Theses Piazza always are the starting point of a lot of beautiful small streets to wander in.

The piazza del duomo in Catania is recognizable by the emblem of the city that stands in its centre: the elephant fountain.

You can continue your visit of Catania by walking along the 2 main streets: Via Etnea which starts from the piazza del duomo and Via Crociferi. The must-see attraction on this street is the former Benedictine Monastery, which now houses the 2nd largest university in Europe. You can visit it freely or with a guide, and it will take you about an hour.

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