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Catania

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Catania is the second largest city in Sicily, framed by the Etna volcano to the west, and the Mediterranean to the east. It is a vibrant city with bars, cafés, honking cars and narrow alleys. Visitors can retreat to the cooler climate of the surrounding small mountain villages, or to the sea for a balmy swim.
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Do and see
Catania is a beautiful city which has many lovely, cultural sights. Pay a visit to Piazza del Duomo which has become a UNESCO world heritage, the Museo Civico Belliniano or if you prefer being out in the nature take a bus to Etna, Europe´s largest active volcano.
Piazza del Duomo
Piazza del Duomo, encircled by impressive Baroque buildings in the heart of Catania, recently became a UNESCO world heritage site. In the middle of the square is Fontana dell’Elefante, Catania’s most famous monument – the lava stone Elephant Fountain.
Catania Cathedral
Piazza del Duomo is also home to the elaborate Baroque Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata (or simply the Catania Cathedral). Behind the marble walls is the final resting place of the city’s patron saint, Agata. Every February processions are held in her honour.
Bellini Civic Museum
Sicily’s most famous composer is Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835), who was born in Catania. His operas like "Norma", "La Straniera" and "Sonnambula" are famous all over the world. The museum honouring Vincenzo Bellini, Museo Cicico Belliniani, is claimed to be one of the nicest in Catania.
Teatro Romano & Odeon
At Via Vittoria Emanuele you will find Catania’s best kept ruins from Roman times. The Roman Theatre, including gladiator tunnels and the circular auditorium Odeon lie next to each other, surrounded by residential buildings dating to later centuries.
Etna
Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, stands about 3,330 metres high between Catania and Taormina. It erupts regularly, most recently in 2012, and since 2002 visitors are not allowed to climb to the top of any of its four craters (hiking up is allowed). Regular buses depart for Etna from Catania.
Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena
Come here for a stroll in the beautiful surroundings or a guided tour. Monastery of San Nicolò l'Arena (16th century Monastero dei Benedettini) is one of the biggest Benedictine monasteries in Europe and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it hosts a part of the University of Catania.
Massimo Bellini Theatre
Teatro Massimo Bellini is the musical heart of Catania. Different types of high-class performances are held here continuously and the theatre is well-visited. If you don't find anything that speaks to you but still want to see the insides of the over a century old building, join a guided tour.
Aci Castello
9 kilometres north of Catania, on the coastline, the small and picturesque town of Aci Castello is located. The castle, which you cannot miss while you are here, was built by the Normans in 1076. Today, a museum is in operation for those interested in its history. The town also offers breathtaking views over the sea and its surrounding area with beaches.
Information
Airport Catania-Fontanarossa
Catania’s airport, Fontanarossa (CTA), is located 7 kilometres south-west of the city and handles both domestic and international flights. Buses (AMT Alibus) connect the airport to Catania city centre and leave every 20 minutes from 5 am to midnight. There are also several other bus companies, operating other cities on Sicily such as Etna Trasporti to Taormina. The journey takes 50 minutes. Sais Autolinee takes travellers to Palermo in 2 1/2 hours. Bus tickets can be bought at the currency exchange office or at a newspaper shop inside the airport terminal. A taxi from the airport to the city takes about 15 minutes. There are taxi ranks outside the airport.
Public Transport
A rental car is the best way to explore Sicily. The road network is well maintained, especially the toll roads (autostrade). To drive in the city of Catania can be quite tricky though. A majority of the city centre is for pedestrians and parking lots are difficult to find. An alternative to driving, is travelling by train to Messina, Syracuse, Palermo and other cities from the station at Piazza Giovanni XXIII. A cheaper mode of transport is the bus, which depart from the depot at Via d’Amico close to the train station. To get around in the city, the company AMT serves a number of lines. Bus tickets must be validated upon entering the bus (get them punched in the orange machine on board).
Taxi
Taxi fares vary, and the rate increases after 10 pm. The 10 percent tip is sometimes included in the overall price, check with the driver if it is already included. The licensed taxis are often yellow or white and have a meter. Radio Taxi Catania +39 095 330 966 www.radiotaxicatania.org Distefano Taxi +39 360 968 390 www.taxi-catania.com
Post
The post office in Catania is situated at Via Etnea 215. Stamps can be bought at tobacconists that either carry the blue and white ”Tabacchi” sign or are simply marked "T".
Pharmacy
Farmacia Caltabiano Dr. Mauro Marcello 36 Piazza Stesicoro, Catania +39 095 327647 Farmacia Cutelli Fonzo Franca 54 Via Vittorio Emanuele, Catania +39 095 531 400 www.farmaciacutelli.it Farmacia Lucina 125 Via Umberto I, Catania
Telephone
Country code: +39 Area code: 095 (also dialled in Catania). If you call Italy from abroad, you must always dial zero in the area code (do not omit it as is the general practice when making international telephone calls), e.g. +39 095 + the number.
Electricity
220 volts AC/50Hz
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