Catania is considered as one of Italy’s liveliest towns, with its interesting museums, beautiful churches, art treasures, and delicious gourmet food. Try to spend more than one day in this beautiful and busy town in order to see and experience all the things to do in Catania.
Music lovers will feel at home in the Teatro Massimo Bellini Opera House, designed by famous architect Andrea Scala. Many outstanding opera performances and other theatric events in the city are held here.
Catania’s nightlife will have you dancing and singing as you check out some of the city’s bars and dance clubs. You can hang out with some of the local citizens, have a bite to eat, or try some local beers.
You can also relax at one of Cantania’s beaches, like Lidi which is usually full of people. There are also cafés and restaurants along the beach so you can get a drink or a snack if you feel like having a picnic on the shore.
Go shopping on Etnea, the main shopping street in the city, and find a host of shops and stores where you can buy clothes and souvenirs. If you want to try some fresh fish and seafood, you can go to the fish markets at Piazza del Duomo.
Catania has a Mediterranean climate characterized by hot summers with temperatures that can reach up to 40 °C (104 °F) on average, and mild winters that rarely have temperatures less than 20 °C (68 °F).
Plan your holiday in February for the three-day-long St. Agata Festival, a religious celebration dedicated to the patron saint of the town. The festival features fireworks, parades, food expos, and other cultural shows.
The Catania Jazz Festival takes place in November and often invites famous jazz artists and stars from all over the world. There is also an ethnic music festival in November and December for those who like exotic kinds of music.
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