etna-catania

Catania e Etna Sud

Catania is certainly one of the most important Sicilian cities that embodies the island spirit in all its facets: eccentric and multifaceted, you will find yourself projected into a chaotic and lively context, boisterous and iridescent at every corner, multifaceted and pleasantly contradictory enough to feel magnetically attracted by this population always on the move.

Catania is a sea port city but also dominated from above by the Etna volcano and this makes it particularly fascinating: the maritime atmosphere of the Mediterranean sea in contrast with the dusty buildings blackened by the ashes of Etna make this territory a unique land in the world of which its inhabitants are extremely proud of.

Stroll along “via Etnea”, the main street of the historic center, and immerse yourself in the teeming energy of the many bars that crowd it; admire “Piazza del Duomo” with its famous “Liotru” (the fountain with the elephant symbol of the city), take time to jump into the elegant square of the “Bellini theater”, change your perspective by visiting the medieval “Ursino castle” and finally be overwhelmed from the amazing energy “Ra Pischerìa”, the historic “fish market”, a true symbol of Catania’s identity.

The gastronomic tradition rapresents another important feature of this land so you cannot forbear to be dragged by the many street peddlers to taste “a sandwich with horse meat”, a freshly fried “arancino” or a freshly baked “cipollina” , a steaming “pasta alla norma”, the fresh fish specialties just sold in “A Pischerìa” and served in the many restaurants that crowd the historic center and of course the famous “Sicilian cannolo” which all the pastry shops show on their windows. Catania is a young and dynamic city, animated by many university students who fill pubs and night clubs in the evening: don’t miss an aperitif at sunset or a thirst “sgriccio” in the famous kiosks scattered throughout the city.

We will take you to the southern side of the mountain where you can visit some of the now extinct craters – the most famous are the “sylvan craters” -, take a panoramic tour with the “Etna cableway” immortalizing breathtaking views or enjoy a lunch in one of the restaurants located in the square in front of the volcano: you will return to low altitude loads of the good energy of this extraordinary work of nature. On demand, contact us to book a customized tour at the local cellars or a honey tasting, a real pride of the Etna area.

Now you just have to leave to discover Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe that with its 3350 meters dominates all the surrounding area.

We will take you to the southern side of the mountain where you can visit some of the now extinct craters – the most famous are the “sylvan craters” -, take a panoramic tour with the “Etna cableway” immortalizing breathtaking views or enjoy a lunch in one of the restaurants located in the square in front of the volcano: you will return to low altitude loads of the good energy of this extraordinary work of nature. On demand, contact us to book a customized tour at the local cellars or a honey tasting, a real pride of the Etna area.

 

 

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