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World heritage site · Volcano
Mt Etna , Catania
Europe's tallest active volcano, Mt Etna is a World Heritage site surrounded by a sprawling national park. The volcano is in an almost consta
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Off-Road Tours , Catania
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Piazza del Duomo , Catania
The square is the historic heart of the city, where you can admire Baroque structures from the 17th century. Look for the Cathedral of Saint
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Duration: 9 hours
This full-day tour goes from Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe, to the beautiful and characteristic town of Taormina in the afternoon. In the first part of the excursion, submerge in nature and visit old craters and lava flow caves, enjoy breathtaking views, and taste the typical local products. In the afternoon, before visiting Taormina, you will stop and see the beautiful "Isola Bella" from above.
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Isola Bella , Taormina
Once a private property, Isola Bella has been turned into a public nature preserve. Try to spot the several species of birds and lizards on t
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Travel to Sicily , Catania

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Volcanos · Historic Sites · History Museums
The landscape surrounding Catania, a medieval city on Sicily's eastern coast, is dominated by Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. With a history reaching back almost three millennia, Catania is a major transportation hub, economic center, and a university city with a busy downtown and an active nightlife. Explore the Baroque architecture in its central area, which is a World Heritage Site. The devastating earthquake of 1693 destroyed most of Catania, and the town had to be rebuilt from scratch. One side of Catania looks out to the sea; the other features fertile country with a patchwork of citrus groves and vineyards. Our Italy trip itinerary maker tool combines visitor reviews with your personal interests to make an itinerary informed by experts, but tailored to suit your style.

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Places to visit with Catania

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Where to stay in Catania

Experience the charms of Sicily at your own pace by booking your stay at a private cottage or luxury villa in Catania. Family-owned cottages offer easy access to some of Sicily's finest beaches, while Catania's self-catering villas often feature sprawling yards and private swimming pools. To experience Sicilian nature and authentic way of life, consider staying at a working farm just outside Catania's city limits. A low-cost alternative, farms and B&Bs spread around the countryside offer comfortable rooms and excellent local food, just a short drive from the busy city center.
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