Catania, Italy travel tips

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Summers are crazy in Catania, over 40°C is not uncommon!

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Italy is a very safe country to travel to. However, that does not mean that you should just leave your street smart home!

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If you are religious, visiting the cathedral in Catania is a must.

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Ferragosto, or Assumption of the Virgin Mary is a religious holiday in Italy, held on 15th of August.

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If you would like to explore the Italian countryside just rent a car in Catania.

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The closest international airport is the Catanaia-Fontanarossa Airport.

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Public transportation is mostly reliable in Catania, Italy. The local bus company runs several lines with high frequency, and the taxi service is always reliable.

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Visit the Catanian Museum of Mineralogy, Paleontology and Volcanology to understand more the history of the Italian Peninsula.

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Football is the life in Italy. If you have time check out a local match of Calcio Catania.

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Prefer something more luxurious? Call Excelsior Grand Hotel. Professional service with great breakfast.

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Catania has several decent three-star hotels and Hotel Novecento is always a good last minute choice.

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Finding budget accommodation in Catania is not a challenge, cheap hotels and hostels await you on almost every corner, but picking the right one can be difficult. Try Hotel Bellini if you need a place to stay.

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Etnafest is an arts festival held from July through December, featuring classical music, puppet performances and rock concerts.

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Via Etnea is the main shopping street of Catania, with the unusual backdrop of Mt. Etna.

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La Pescheria is lively market just behind Piazza del Duomo. Fresh food, great atmosphere!

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Italian people love dance clubs, just ask around and you will find great places anywhere.

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Italian cities are usually packed with cafés that serve as bars at night. Can't choose? Ask around, the locals will definitely help you out!

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Italy is known for its magnificent cuisine. If you want to visit a proper restaurant, Cutilisci is a great place to start.

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If you want a not too fancy, not too shabby restaurant with great food and friendly service, visit Trattoria di De Fiore.

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Authentic Italian food does not have to be expensive! If you want a decent meal for great price just visit Metró.

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