Let’s discover the second largest town in Sicily! Living in Sicily since over 30 years in a small town, this is my favourite big city for its glamour and the air of hectic activity of its citizens.
Founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC on foot of the highest volcano in Europe, Catania is also called the Milan of the South thanks to its bustling economic activity.
Rebuilt after the terrible earthquake of 1693 in baroque style, Catania is also called the black town because of the common use of lava stone as a building material!
In around two hours and a half you will discover the main highlights of Catania, such as the cathedral, the medieval castle Ursino, the University square, the baroque Crociferi street, the fish market (not on Sunday), the amphitheatre and many more…