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Catania, Sicily
Italy

The port of Catania is located on the northeast coast of Sicily in Italy. Catania, the capital of the province of the same name, is located near the volcano of Mount Etna which is still active. The city lives under a constant threat of volcanic eruption. In 1693, the city was completely destroyed by an earthquake. The city was later rebuilt with volcanic stone.

The city of Taormina and its Roman ruins is just over 90 minutes away.

Useful Information

Language

Italian

Currency

EUR
Euro

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XE

Time difference

UTC: 1

from New York: +6h

from San Francisco: +8h

from London: +1h

Tips

The service is included, but it is customary to round up the sum of the bill.

Weather
°C °F

MonthTemperature (Celsius)Temperature (Fahrenheit)Precipitations
Minimum
Average
Maximum
(mminch)
January
8 46
11 51
14 58
833.25
February
7 45
11 52
15 58
632.50
March
9 48
13 56
17 63
552.25
April
12 53
16 61
20 68
482.00
May
16 60
20 68
24 76
301.25
June
20 68
25 76
29 84
210.75
July
23 73
28 82
32 90
80.25
August
23 74
28 82
32 90
170.75
September
20 69
24 75
28 82
562.25
October
17 63
20 68
24 75
672.75
November
13 55
16 61
19 67
702.75
December
9 49
12 54
16 60
682.75

Where is locate the Port of Catania

Ships dock at the cruise port of Catania located in the center of the city. You can easily get around on foot to discover the city.

Travelling around the port of Catania, Sicily

The train Ferrovia Circumetnea goes around Mount Etna and to Riposto in two hours.
Taxis are available at the exit of the port.

Activities in Catania, Sicily

Neighborhoods

Via Etna

Pedestrian street in the center of the city where you will find many souvenir shops.

Landmarks

Ursino Castle

This massive castle with wide circular towers was built in the 13th century on the initiative of King Frederick II. The museum houses a museum of 19th century paintings.

The cathedral dedicated to St. Agatha was destroyed many times during earthquakes. The current baroque style façade was built in marble.

The most important private palace in Catania and a precious testimony of the Sicilian Baroque.

Historical sites

Catania Archaeological Park

The ruins of these ancient theaters are in the center of the city.

Nature

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Mount Etna is the most active volcano in Europe. It is located 30 km from Catania.

Activities

Botanical Garden of Catania

The Botanical Garden of the University of Catania has local and exotic species. There are several varieties of cacti.

Nearby

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The city of Taormina is located at an altitude of 200m. Its city center is pedestrianized and it is pleasant to stroll through its alleys to admire the medieval architecture of the city. The city offers splendid views of the sea. The Ancient City Theater is the main point of interest of the city.

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This village built on the ruins of a Norman castle is perched in the mountain above Taormina.

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