Wednesday, August 10, 2011

C2S Travels: Catania, Sicily

Catania was the next stop and the base for the start of our travels in the East of Sicily.

Notably, this is Sicily's second city and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.



Catania itself can be explored by foot. We happily walked around exploring gardens and streets and munching our way through sweet pastries and espressos.


Walking around the Piazza Duomo will reward you with many fine Baroque buildings. We did go and check out the Roman theatre but if you are short on time, you can skip this as we actually saw quite a number of them along our Sicily trip.



We went on a day trip to Syracuse and is definitely worth a trip. It also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage site too. The best time to go is in summer. A whole day is definitely needed to visit both Ortygia and the Archaeological zone.


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1. If you're booking day trip tours to Mt. Etna, Syracuse, Taormina and others, Catania is the place to do it as it is cheaper and more choices compared to being in other parts of East Sicily.

2. Catania is also one of the two main airports in Sicily which has many direct flights from other parts of Europe.

3. The B&B we stayed was in a very central location, the owner is friendly and helpful and definitely makes good recommendations and helping with arranging tours (


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