Sitting in the shadows of the stunning Mount Etna lies Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, a place that is well worth a visit. You can expect great food, great hospitality and great weather when you come to Catania so pack your swimming costume and look forward to lying on the beach. The eruptions of Etna in the 17th Century and a further earthquake crumpled old Catania, only for it to be replaced with impressive baroque architecture and features. The main square or Piazza Duomo is testament to this, as are buildings like San Benedetto, Teatro Massimo Bellini and Catania Cathedral. Stroll around Catania and you’ll get a real feel for its history, and you’ll also want to stop for a coffee or two to watch the world go by.
Renting holiday apartments in Catania
HouseTrip has a selection of apartments in Catania, allowing you to stay in a more personal setting than you will find in hotels. Catania apartments will also save you money versus a hotel, especially if you would ordinarily have to book multiple rooms. On top of that, self-catering accommodation like the villas in Catania come with a kitchen and private outdoor space, the perfect combination for a little home-cooked al fresco dining.
Where to stay in Catania
If you’re planning a trip to Catania but aren’t sure where to stay, let HouseTrip help. Have a look at the selection of holiday accommodation on offer to find something that best suits your needs. Stay right in the heart of this buzzing Sicilian city and you’ll be able to sense the excitement right outside the window of your holiday rental. Be close to the old town and you will love strolling around the ancient buildings and getting a taste for traditional Sicilian life. Book yourself into a Catania apartment right by the beach and not only will enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline, you’ll also be able to stroll down to the sea each day. And to top all of that off, you’ll either have a view of, or be very close to views of, the amazing Mount Etna!
Catania with the family
Catania has plenty to offer you if you’re looking for somewhere different to go on a family holiday. In school, kids learn all about geographic landmarks like volcanoes, so imagine their faces when they realise their family rental is actually close to Mount Etna! Take them around the city to see all the old buildings, just make sure you stop off for some pizza and ice cream; after all, the Italians do that best! Then it’s time for you all to hit the beach, for the kids to play in the sea and the adults to unwind in the sun. Get back to your apartment, cook dinner, eat outside and listen as the kids tell you stories of their amazing day in Catania.