Sitting on the eastern coast of Sicily, Catania is situated on the edge of the most enormous volcano in Europe known as Mount Etna. Known to be the second-largest city in Italy, this magnificent city receives its charm from the Ionian sea and is seen to be the seventh-largest metropolitan city in Italy. Founded in the 8th century BC by the Chalcidian Greeks, Catania has survived through a calamitous earthquake in 1169.
The beginning of the 14th century helped Catania in regaining the popularity due to its awe-inspiring art, rich culture and constitutional centre. The city has wrecked multiple times from the deadly eruptions of Mount Etna, the most major frightening explosion by Etna was marked in the year 1669.
The vibrant town displays a picturesque surrounding embracing the rare art, architecture, the liveliness of the city and has now been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the money bearing Milan, Catania is known to be the economic hub of the country. From ancient times to the contemporary era, this place has always featured a plethora of intriguing places from the Basilica Sant’Agata to Museo Civici.
Calling out all the party freaks out there, take your glass and be ready to sync along with the beats of the music. YES! Catania is not only a place with magnificent places for sightseeing but it is also considered to be a paradise for all the night-life addicts out there. Italy’s mouth-watering local dishes are no surprise to us but Catania altogether features an array of rare dishes to drool upon, when paired with booze and lively night-life must be experienced by every traveller out there.
Soak into the serenity of the beguiling surrounding and witness the ultimate beauty of the place by visiting this tempting city. Take that flight and land on the town with a wide variety of options to explore from adventure lovers to all the foodies out there, you shall all find the satisfaction dangling in the air of this alluring town.
Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata
Known to be one of the finest artistry of Norman and Baroque architecture, this cathedral is situated in the centre of the ancient town. Constructed in 1078 right above the ruins of the renowned Roman baths, this cathedral has been redesigned numerous times due to the deadly calamities that it has survived. Inside, all the art lovers can seek pleasure by witnessing the rare artefacts and luring paintings and the tomb of Ballerini.
Due to the ethereal beauty of the surrounding area where magic floats in the air, this place has never failed to intrigue the visitors with its beauty. Lying at a height of 3329 m, Etna is considered to be the tallest active volcano in Europe, take a day trip to explore this wonderful place and wrap yourself in the arms of Mother Nature.
Monastero dei Benedettini
Dating back to 15558, this monastery squats in the middle of the city and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the unique Marble Cloister, the Red Hall and the Basilica of Saint Nicolo. Climbing on the top of the Basilica will treat your eyes with a panoramic view of the town.
Also known as Castello Svevo di Catania, this castle was built in the 13th century and is still regarded as one of the most lavish castles of Italy. The castle illuminates with the bright light during the evening and adds wings to its beauty. Now known as a museum, this castle will sway you with the rare antiques.
Known as the symbol of the city, this beautiful fountain attracts tourists from all around the world. The fountain is embezzled with various lights which adds on the beauty, behind this alluring fountain is situated a beautiful church with rustic architecture. Make sure to visit this place to witness a class-apart beauty of the country.
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Nestled in the heart of the Italian Peninsula, Rome is the capital of the country and one of the most populated cities in Italy. From its rich architecture to rare artefacts, this city is known to possess a history like none other. The picturesque atmosphere, the cold wind blowing and the serene atmosphere is what makes Rome a must-visit place for all the travel fanatics out there. A perfect blend of gothic ruins, jaw-dropping art and lively nights, Rome sets an exemplary example for a place about how it should entertain its travellers.
Resting on the southwest shore of Sicily, Agrigento is a small and peaceful town on the hill-top of the region. The rustic ruins of Akragas feature a lot of temples for the tourists visiting the town. If you want to take a day trip to soak the healthy sun rays and enjoy the serenity of the sea-side, make sure to book a ride to Agrigento from Catania with Rydeu.
Residing near Mount Vesuvius, this alluring city squats on the Bay of Naples and offers rich art and architecture to its visitors. The luxurious Royal Palace and the 13th-century castle is something that every traveller must experience.
Nestled in the heart of Sicily, Enna is a small city overlooking the countryside. From Lombardia Castle to Pergusa Lake this alluring city has the power to entertain every type of travellers be it, adventure lovers, to the keen observer of art and history or simply serenity seekers. A day trip to Enna is something that every traveller will remember.
If you want to dive into the royalty, getting away from the chaos of Catania, Palermo is the right place for you. Known to be the capital of Sicily, this place features lavish tombs while the rare opera performance held in Teatro Massimo will assure a timeless experience for every tourist out there.
Calling out all the history lovers to witness this alluring city with a rich history and rare art to sway the tourists with the numerable museum and artefacts that it features. Squatting on the Island of Sicily, Syracuse will offer a rich view of ancient Greek ruins and white sandy beaches. Explore Rydeu’s offer to take a day trip to this beautiful city from Catania.