Holidays in Sicily: Info and historical facts on the province of Catania.
Holidays in Sicily, the city, the events ...

Useful historical information on Catania and other cities of the Sicily.

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Dear visitors ...
In these few short pages we will try to help you to plan your holidays in Sicily, if you still don’t know it. The menu here on the right will guide you to discover the neighbourhood, beginning from the city of Catania with its Baroque style and its beaches, with its "movida": Catania "by night" maybe still unknown to few people, which attracts in the historical centre Sicilians, coming from all the cities both in summer and winter.

You will find useful news and advices about "the mountain" Etna, called with this unexact term for centuries to underline the respectful and grateful relationship spontaneously established with the "sons" of its region. Etna is the highest active volcano in Europe with its 3350 metres. If you are lucky, you will admire the spectacular natural exhibition of fire that this good giant offers when it wants to be heard and seen. Etna is the fifth highest mountain in Italy; in winter its decleves covered with snow, allow to practice winter sports, offering unique sensations thanks to the contrast of the landscape: the contrast between the black lava with the white of the snow and the blue of the Ionian sea at the back. Skiing over the snow of a volcano and see the sea at the same time is undoubtely a unique experience.

In the neighbourhood of Catania there are many pictoresque localities to visit: from typical summer destinations such as the Playa (the beach of the city), Acitrezza, Acicastello, Capomulini, to those in the mountain with its characteristic little towns rich of culture and traditions, where you can take part to the typical cooking festivals organized all the year long. For those who love arts the Baroque Acireale is easy to reach or going a little bit out of the province, you can admire the jewels of Noto’s valley with its characteristic little towns like Noto, Palazzolo Acreide, Avola, or visit uncontaminated naturalistic oasis like Pantalica or Cavagrande’s lakes scavati in the rocks by the river which flows there from centuries, or even visit nearby Siracusa, old Greek city with its white stone.

But don’t forget the pearl of Sicily, Taormina, always ready to welcome you with its charming little streets for a walk in a midsummer night.