Cruise to Catania, Sicily, Italy

Cruise to Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Voyage to Sicily's highest point, rich with history & baroque architecture

Sitting between the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna lies the beautiful city of Catania, where it’s “go Baroque or go home” architecture has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status.

Along with flamboyantly designed buildings, Catania is home to many ancient sites, like the Odeon and Ampitheatre, that have been unearthed from under Mount Etna’s lava, which covered the city at least seven times. These ruins can be viewed in the archaeological park, in the compact (AKA great for walking) city-centre.

Walking around Catania can work up an appetite, so go ahead and dig into some delicious Sicilian food—you deserve it! Horse meat is a local speciality, but if you’re looking for something a little less...adventurous, the city is also famous for its Pasta Alla Nonna, a delicious pasta dish covered in tomato sauce, eggplant and ricotta.

Looming high above Catania (10,900 feet to be exact) is Mount Etna. Many people don’t consider a visit to Sicily complete without a visit to Europe’s most active volcano. Don’t even think about taking a nap on your travels up the mountain. The journey is incredibly scenic and lush with greenery, thanks to the mineral rich soil that the lava provides.

Bellini Museum

Bellini Museum

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Bellini Museum

Bellini Museum

The childhood home of the great Italian opera composer Vincenzo Bellini has been turned into a museum to honor one of the city’s favorite sons. Opera lovers and historians alike should consider a visit.

Fontana Dell’ Elefante

Fontana Dell’ Elefante

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Fontana Dell’ Elefante

Fontana Dell’ Elefante

This one of a kind fountain is a popular city landmark. It combines a Roman Byzantine base, an elephant carved from lava, an ancient Egyptian obelisk, and a cross representing the city’s patron, Saint Agatha.

Taste Of Sicily, Mount Etna & Taormina

Taste Of Sicily, Mount Etna & Taormina

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Taste Of Sicily, Mount Etna & Taormina

Taste Of Sicily, Mount Etna & Taormina

En route to Europe's largest active volcano, experience fertile countryside while passing the villages of Santa Venerina and Zafferana. At 6,400 feet above sea level, explore Silvestri Spent Craters.

Proceed to the medieval Taormina to visit the Greek Theater and enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the snowcapped peak of Mount Etna.

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Catania, Sicily, Italy At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 37°30'28.94"N 15°4'58.26"E
Size: 180.88 KM2 (69.84 MI2)
Population: 315,576
Density: 1,745 Pop/KM2 (674 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +39 95

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