Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolo L’Arena

Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolo L’Arena

One of Catania’s UNESCO-listed sights, the Benedictine Monastery of San Nicolo L’Arena is not to be missed. It’s one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in Europe and features grand staircases, impressive arches and intricate cloisters in the outdoor walkways. Stroll around the cluster of buildings at your own leisure or follow a guided tour to get the lowdown from an expert.
Villa Cerami

Villa Cerami

Catania

This grand mansion was once the residence of the Rosso family of Cerami, but today it’s part of the city’s law university. Follow the path into the villa and you’ll get to explore a large courtyard and...

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Roman Amphitheatre

Roman Amphitheatre

Catania

This sunken amphitheatre is nestled between and underneath Via Etnea and Via Neve. Its oval-shaped viewing arena was used for displays and performances such as gladiator fights. It’s relatively hidden away so...

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Ursino Castle

Ursino Castle

Catania

A real gem in Catania, Ursino Castle can be found around a ten-minute walk from the city’s cathedral. It was built back in the 13th-century as a royal castle of Sicily but today, it’s home to a museum and art...

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