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10 things to do in Catania

Top 10 things to do in the city of the elephant

You can enjoy the sea, the gardens and nature reserves as well as the spectacular Mount Etna and a stunning Unesco site. Even its surroundings consists of a several worth visiting places such as the fishing villages till Syracuse and Noto. Among the Top 10 things to do in Catania that you cannot miss are about the food and wine culture, the feast of St. Agata and the many activities to discover and experience the city like a local.

If you're wondering what to do in Catania, find your inspiration in these 10 activities and take a look to the experiences offered by the Local Friend of Guide Me Right.

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Catania is lapped by the Ionian Sea for about 65 km. Along the coast you can find golden sand beaches, pebble beaches and small coves placed at the foot of basalt cliffs. The coastal landscape is varied and characterized by the magical atmosphere of the majestic Mount Etna in the background. So, discover the coast of Catania starting from the Playa of the city and proceeding towards Aci Castello, Aci Trezza and Acireale.

Things to do in Catania: Treat yourself to a show at the Teatro Massimo Bellini
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Opened in 1890, the Teatro Massimo Bellini, the opera house of Catania, boasts a fantastic atmosphere with a fabulous acoustics. Its façade is impressive, its interior is rich and elegant and its history very interesting, but if you are looking for unique things to do in Catania, buy a ticket for a show!

Things to do in Catania: A sweet or savory break to Spinella Patisserie
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Since about 15 years, the Pasticceria Spinella is one of the most famous pastry shops of Catania. It is located in Via Etnea in front of Bellini Garden and offers a wide menu of special delicatessen able to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Any examples? Cannoli, cassata, martorana fruits, brioche with gelato, granite, Sicilian pasta and arancini.

Things to do in Catania: Enjoy an evening in San Giovanni Li Cuti
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Among the sea villages located near Catania, we recommend to visit San Giovanni Li Cuti. It houses an old marina, typical low houses and some of the best seafood restaurants of the province. In the evening, thanks to the soft lighting of the sunset, it is ideal for a romantic and relaxing dinner.

Things to do in Catania: The Festival of Sant'Agata and the fireworks at the Borgo
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Each year, from February 3 to 5, is celebrated the feast of St. Agatha, the patron saint of the city. This 3-days event is one of the largest in the whole of Italy and well known abroad. 3 days of devotion, folklore, and traditions to experience in Catania at least once in your life.

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Things to do in Catania: Driving along the Wine Route
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Vineyards, wineries and farms, wine shops and vine museums: the Etna Wine Route is all this is so much more. It is an evocative path characterized by green terraces and ancient farmhouses where visitors can taste the best wines of Catania. The Strada del Vino consists only of companies which are specialized in local products of high quality.

Things to do in Catania: A pleasant walk in the heart of the Baroque Sicily
Things to do in Catania: The Fish Market
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Spending a morning at the fish market is the most local among the things to do in Catania. Go to Piazza del Duomo, close the old walls of Palazzo dei Chierici and near the Fountain of the Seven Channels and dive into the buzz, colors and flavors of the "a Piscaria" as the market is called by the locals.

Things to do in Catania: Pop in to Bottega del Puparo
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For generations, the Naples brothers carry on the ancient Sicilian marionette tradition. The Bottega houses the Museum of Puppet Theater of Catania where you can admire a significant collection of antique puppets, backdrops, sets, posters, models, clothes, tools, canvases and systems of the ancient theater.

Things to do in Catania: A beer and a pizza with friends at Agorà Hostel
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The Hostel Agorà is located in the center of Catania, between the Fish Market and the Duomo. Restored from an ancient building, it offers a friendly atmosphere and cheap drinks. It is not only a low cost hostel but also a meeting place with a restaurant and pizzeria. Go there to drink something and meet new people and discover what is hidden in the cellar of the local

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  • Piazza del Duomo

  • The park of the Etna

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