Catania

Catania holidays

Welcome to Catania, Sicily’s second-largest city. It’s over on the island’s east coast where outstanding views of Mount Etna and winding, whimsical streets come as standard. You can stroll flower-filled gardens, uncover UNESCO-listed delights and eat like a local in a traditional trattoria. For a taste of Sicilian life, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Romano House

Romano House

Catania, Sicily

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Based on 919 reviews

  • Great for exploring
  • Bright spacious rooms
  • Rooftop terrace
  • 250m from the nearest bus stop
  • 650m from Piazza del Duomo
Palace Catania - UNA Esperienze
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£1030pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 10 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Palace Catania - UNA Esperienze

Catania, Sicily

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Based on 2324 reviews

  • Stylish rooftop bar and restaurant
  • Excellent location
  • Historic building
  • Elegant design
  • Great for exploring
Hotel VDB Next Catania

Hotel VDB Next Catania

Catania, Sicily

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Based on 1077 reviews

  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Modern rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2.9km from Bellini Garden
  • 3.9km from Piazza del Duomo
NH Catania Centro
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£665pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 10 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

NH Catania Centro

Catania, Sicily

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Based on 1636 reviews

  • Close to the city centre
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Stylish bar
  • 1.5km from Piazza del Duomo
  • Certified Sustainable Hotel
NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi
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£696pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 10 Nov 2024
  • 7 Nights, Bed and Breakfast
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi

Catania, Sicily

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Based on 1674 reviews

  • Bus stop outside the hotel
  • Great range of facilities
  • Tranquil pool area
  • 3.3km from Piazza del Duomo
  • Certified Sustainable Hotel
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Enchanting architecture

Brilliant baroque façades? Tick. Elegant palaces? Check. Intricate cathedrals? Of course! The buildings that line Catania’s streets are a real treat for the eyes. Catania’s cathedral is one of the most striking, so put it to the top of your list. In the sunshine, it glows in a pale, duck egg blue, and the stone statues seem to come to life.

Haggle for a bargain

One thing this city is famous for is its markets, with the most renowned being the fish market. These old-school stalls have set up shop under their red and white awnings since ancient times, selling everything from fresh fish and meat to fruit and veg. Join the locals in a spot of shopping and soak up the unique atmosphere.

Its volcanic past

Neighbouring Mount Etna has shaped the city of Catania for thousands of years, and to some extent, still does today. The still-active volcano has covered the streets in lava and ash on many occasions, and during one of the more serious eruptions in the 17th-century, the whole city was destroyed!

Alcantara Gorge

Alcantara Gorge

Sicily

See one of Sicily’s most stunning natural beauty spots on the east coast, around 20km from Taormina and 50km from Mount Etna. The unusual rock formations of the Alcantara Gorge have been formed by lava...
Mount Etna

Mount Etna

Sicily

Mesmerising Mount Etna is Europe’s largest and most active volcano and you’ll find it on the island’s north-east coast. The volcano has shaped much of the Sicilian landscape and history for thousands of years...
Norman Palace

Norman Palace

Sicily

The Medieval façade of Norman Palace is extremely striking upon first view but once you step inside, it’s all about glamour and opulence. You'll find it in the city of Palermo, around an hour's...
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