In the last few years, Catania has had an incredible boom in tourism. Most likely, because it is a continuous discovery and it is a lively city! Do you want to know the best things to do in Catania ? Here are our tips.
A must for lovers of religious architecture, especially of the Sicilian Baroque, is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Agatha. Curiosity, for opera lovers: inside you can find the funerary monument of the young composer Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835). He was brought back in 1876 to his hometown, after the first burial in the Parisian cemetery.
Catania is a good example of a balance between the decorative exuberance of the baroque and the sense of order and moderation of neoclassical style. In the entrance hall of the Town Hall, as known as “Building of the Elephants”, are kept two carriages of the eighteenth century. One of these is used on the 3rd of February to carry the mayor to the Church of St. Blaise, in Piazza Stesicoro.
Nearby from the Cathedral and Building of the Elephants, there is another must-see monument. We are referring to the Badia Church of Saint Agatha on Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Moreover, we suggest you see the statues of Saint Euplio, St. Joseph, Saint Agatha, Immaculate Conception and St. Bernard.
If you would like to relax, you should stop at Villa Bellini. It is a green lung in the town centre, where you can walk, run and children can play safely. The distance with the glories of the past is significant, but fortunately there are still many traces. One is the avenue of “the illustrious men”, on the west side of the park, with the busts of characters who made the Italian and Sicilian history.
Do you want to know Another place best things to do in Catania ? we cannot forget to visit in Catania is San Giovanni li Cuti
San Giovanni Li Cuti is a small fishing village, that is incorporated by the surrounding building which, paradoxically, has contributed to increase the charm of this place. In the last few years, it has become one of the nightlife centre.
I hope that our suggestions about “Things to see in Catania” will be useful for an alternative trip.
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