Destination CataniaDestination Catania

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Piazza del Duomo

The Piazza del Duomo, in the heart of Catania and surrounded by impressive baroque buildings, was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. In the middle of the square is the Fontana dell’Elefante, Catania’s most famous monument, a fountain with a volcanic-stone elephant.


The Piazza del Duomo also boasts the Sant’Agata cathedral. Behind the marble walls, visitors will find the final resting place of Agata, the city’s patron saint. In February every year, processions are held in her honour.


The biggest active volcano in Europe is situated between Catania and Taormina and is 3,262 metres high. Eruptions happen regularly. Since the eruption in 2002, visitors are no longer allowed to do the climb to one of the four craters. Buses drive regularly from Catania to Etna.


The small town of Caltagirone, situated approximately 67 kilometres from Catania, lies in the heart of Sicily’s traditional pottery industry. Visitors will find beautiful architecture here. The richly decorated walls of the steps of the Scala di Santa Maria are a must along with the old historic buildings alongside them.

The Roman amphitheatre, Catania

On the Via Vittoria Emanuele, you will find Catania’s best-preserved Roman ruins. The Roman amphitheatre, with its gladiator tunnels, and the round Odeon auditorium are situated next to each other, surrounded by later structures. Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele 260, Catania