Catania, Italy

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Catania, located on the east coast of Sicily at the foot of Mount Etna, is one of Italy's most vibrant cities. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and delectable cuisine, Catania offers a unique blend of culture, nature, and gastronomy. The city's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is filled with baroque buildings, Roman ruins, and bustling markets. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 2-day trip to this fascinating city.

What to do in Catania?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Catania. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Explore the Historic Center


Start your day with a visit to Piazza Duomo, the heart of Catania. Admire the stunning Cathedral of Sant'Agata and the Elephant Fountain, the city's symbol. Visit the nearby Pescheria, Catania's bustling fish market, and experience the vibrant local life.


Head to the Roman Theater and Odeon, where you can explore the ancient ruins. Visit the Ursino Castle, a 13th-century fortress that now houses a museum.


Stroll along Via Etnea, the city's main shopping street, lined with boutiques and cafes. Enjoy a traditional Sicilian meal at one of the local restaurants.

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Day 2: Discover Catania's Natural Wonders


Take a day trip to Mount Etna, Europe's highest active volcano. You can hike up the mountain, explore the craters, or take a cable car for stunning views of the surrounding landscape.


Visit the Riviera dei Ciclopi, a beautiful coastline known for its unique rock formations. Take a boat tour to explore the sea caves and the Faraglioni, large rock formations in the sea.


Return to Catania and enjoy a relaxing evening at the Villa Bellini, the city's largest park. End your day with a delicious gelato from one of the local gelaterias.

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