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Things to do in Catania

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“One of the few buildings which survived after the eruption of Etna of 1669 and the earthquake of 1693. It's a medieval Castle built during the reign of Federico di Svevia. Nowadays it hosts the civic museum as well as interesting temporary art exhibitions.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Opera House
“It's one of the most interesting places to see in Catania. It's dedicated to the famous compositor, Vincenzo Belllini, who was born in Catania and wrote masterpieces such as I puritani or La Norma.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Church
“Festa of Saint Agatha is one of the biggest Christian celebrations in the world with around 1 million of participants every year.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Road
“Via Etnea is the main street of the historic center of Catania and it's the shopping street. Nearby there are many restaurants , bars, pubs and pizzerias .”
  • 59 locals recommend
Plaza
“A splendid circuit of Sicilian Baroque masterpieces characterizes the scene in the Piazza del Duomo at the heart of Catania.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Right in front of our flat, this huge former monastery hosts the Faculty of Literature. Take a guided tour, you'll be shown parts that you would not be allowed to access by yourself!”
  • 47 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A beautiful park to have a walk while eating an Ice cream during the warm Sicilian days.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
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“The oldes pastry shop in the city, here you can discover the traditional cannoli, cassate, our "tavola calda" and of course the Sicilian Granita :)”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“If you are tired of the city rythms and you also want a nice view of Mount Etna, climb on top of the hill hosting the music pavillion”
  • 40 locals recommend
Road
“One of the most beautiful and fascinating streets of Catania. Breathtaking churches”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Roman Theater and the Odeon are set between via Teatro Greco and via Vittorio Emanuele. It is assumed that the construction of the Roman Theater, which could accommodate about 7,000 spectators, dates back to the second century. d.C., and that it was built on a pre-existing Greek structure built in the ancient acropolis of Catania.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Fourmet hamburgers made with local high quality ingredients. Cozy, and may not accept reservations on Saturday. Often there is a waiting list. Price level ($$), but very costly if you are used to prices fast food in US. However it's high quality.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Amazing, big, art nightclub with a nice restaurant inside. Pub, live music and a lovely atmophere (I love its interior design). Open only on Autumn/Winter/Spring time.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“grande centro commerciale sito tra l'aeroporto e casa, aperto tutti i giorni con orario continuato”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Sit under the beautiful olive tree in the centre of Catania and enjoy wine and great food. Be fast, it's usually full!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It's impossible to see it from the street, you need to enter. The ticket price is very cheap though. This beautiful roman theatre survived for Centuries and despite eruptions, earthquakes and wars it's still there showing off its magnificence. In May it hosts shows and concerts.”
  • 18 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“Fourmet hamburgers made with local high quality ingredients. Cozy, and may not accept reservations on Saturday. Often there is a waiting list. Price level ($$), but very costly if you are used to prices fast food in US. However it's high quality.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Night Club
“Amazing, big, art nightclub with a nice restaurant inside. Pub, live music and a lovely atmophere (I love its interior design). Open only on Autumn/Winter/Spring time.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is in an amazing and quiet old stairway of Via Crociferi (Unesco Heritage), the environment is unique and fried fish is unforgettable!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The best place to enjoy the best seafood, the fresher one. For lunch or dinner you need to book”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best seafood restaurant in the fish market area. It also has a street-food corner where you can taste fresh fried fish at a cheaper price.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“The best place for food on the seaside road! They also make a very good pizza”
  • 16 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“That's a good one for a quick lunch or dinner that shows an interesting selection of food made with local ingredients. There are many possibilities, and it's a nice place overall. Price level: $$”
  • 9 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Music, excellent pizza (food in general), nice people and a hidden river that flows near the seats. Everything in one place: Ostello”
  • 15 locals recommend

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