Introducing holidays to Catania
Situated at the foot of Mount Etna, Catania is an Italian oasis made just right for your next Mediterranean getaway.
The second largest city in Sicily, it's packed full of culture, charm and character which is sure to please lovers of history and the arts.
A destination perfect for travellers who love adventure, whether you spend your days playing watersports and catching rays or exploring the top sights, Catania holidays will never leave you short of things to do.
A lovely representation of all things that are most loved about Sicily, Catania is spacious but approachable making it a wonderful year-round holiday destination. For the maximum chance of getting completely sun-kissed, summer holidays to Catania will give you 30 degree temperatures and longer days. Meanwhile, travellers who prefer smaller crowds should go during the off-peak months of May and September.
Potential living quarters during holidays to Catania range from traditional hotels to more modern B&Bs with a few self-catered options in between, so make your choice based on your needs.
Top Hotels in Catania
Hotel Eden Riviera
President Park Hotel
B&B Casalotto Inn
Villaggio Albergo Internazionale la Plaja
San Michele Inn
De Curtis Palace Bed and Breakfast
At a Glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Italian
- Time Zone: GMT +1
- Average flight time: 3h 15m
When to go
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The culture of modern day Catania is rooted in deep ruins of the past and heavily influenced by Sicilian tradition.
Whether you want to take a hike or simply gaze up at the view, your first stop upon arrival should be Mount Etna. This stunning volcano sets the tone for the entire island with its massive presence and is the perfect backdrop for group photos and selfies.
For sights close to the city centre, spend quality time wandering through the historical district. The home of several landmarks, this area features Duomo di Catania and the legendary Fontana dell Elefante which stands tall in the stylish neighbouring Piazza del Duomo. A resilient town, the architecture throughout the city is an example of the brilliant blend of historical structures that have been modernised throughout years gone by.
If you want to mingle with the locals, take a stroll through one of the centrally-located open-air street markets. A favourite for visitors, Piazza Carlo Alberto features everything from fresh food vendors to handmade antique jewellery stands.
Life’s a Beach
Bordered by beautiful shores and sea, you'll also want to spend time perfecting your inner and outer glow under the sun at one of the nearby beaches. Back down by the sea, lovers of the great outdoors can take surfing lessons or learn to kayak, making it a wonderful place to start a new hobby under the sun.
Wine and Dine
Of course, Catania holidays simply wouldn’t be complete until you have fully experienced dining here. From restaurants which serve authentic, hearty Italian cuisine to menus featuring international dishes with a local twist, your taste buds are sure to delight in the goodness of every bite.
Lovers looking to leave all the hustle and bustle behind should stay near the harbour set next to the romantic seaside.
For all things culture, the accommodation in the modern city centre offer easy access to some of the island's most popular attractions, restaurants, bars and shops, and are perfect for both families and students.
Full-on history buffs should opt for a resting place in the nearby Historical Centre area to be close to landmarks including its famous Duomo and several museums.