Millenia of history, student city of the lava, traditions and sun!
Location in Sicily
Central position to explore east Sicily, ideal without a car
Bustling, busy, crowded and at the same time completely laid – back… This is all Catania! With more than 40 000 students studying in Catania university the city is full of young people. Consequently,the night life is booming all the year round.
Catania is the city of contrasts. It may seem too hectic and awkward from the first sight – but this is a wrong impression! The city has its magic charm, which is not open to those in a hurry. Give it a deeper try and a bit longer stay or avoid the visit at all!
Catania has a port which divides the coastline in two parts – the part to the north is made of a volcanic rocks called ‘scogliera’. This type of the coast is appreciated a lot by the locals and in summer it is full of serviced ‘lidos’ where locals spend most of their day-time out of work. To the south of the port there is ‘La Playa’ – a few kilometers of a sandy beach which is also full in summer and is closer what the foreigners expect from the beach.