Travel and Culture in Sicily

CATANIA: tourism and culture

Some useful and interesting informations about Catania: history, art, events, nature, gastronomy.




Catania is the second biggest and most important town in Sicily. It extends between the Ionian Sea and the volcano Etna, the biggest European volcano still active today, which Catania is 28 Km away from. Typical of the province of Catania is the Timpa, a stretch of coast constituted by lavic cliffs between Catania and Riposto, that offers you a beautiful view.
To arrive in Catania you have to follow these instructions:

By car: from the North of Italy you have to take the A1 Milano- Napoli, then drive along the motorway A3 Salerno Reggio-Calabria as far as the exit sign to Villa San Giovanni.
From the port you have to take one of the ferries that leave every twenty minutes to reach Sicily. Once you have arrived at Messina port, you have to get onto the motorway A18, direction Catania.

By plane: in Catania there is the Fontanarossa airport, where the connections to the principal Italian and international towns leave from.

By train: the town is connected to the most important towns of Italy.

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