Printable maps of Catania
Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Catania
1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Catania with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Catania area
This Catania map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
Catania - guide chapters
City tours, excursions and tickets in Catania and surroundings
Italy - moving around the country
In large cities such as Milan or Rome, you will find an underground metro. You can buy tickets in kiosks or inside the subway. At peak hours, trains run every two to three minutes. At other times and on weekends, the frequency of the underground transport can vary within 7 minutes. The fare in most of Rome’s subway lines is approximately 2 euros. The quality of the road surface in Italy is at a very high level. Therefore, quite often, tourists decide to rent a car. It can be selected in advance before arriving in Italy, or on the spot. A one-day car rental at the airport in Milan will cost at least 80 euros. Please note that many autobahns in the country are on a paid basis. The average fare is 30 euros. An alternative will be to travel by bike. In large cities, you will find bicycle paths of quite decent quality which are laid along all the central roads of the city. Also quite a popular mode of transportation is suburban trains and international trains. There are even high-speed passenger express trains. The fare depends on the class of the train and the distance of the trip.
Nature and parks of Italy
Vesuvius National Park located east of Naples, is a zone of enormous significance both historically and geologically. Throughout the park, research work is still ongoing. The park, named after one of Europe's most famous and active volcanoes, became a haven for six hundred and ten species of plants, with forty percent of them originating from the Mediterranean. More than a hundred species of birds live in the green zone, the number of which increases during the migratory season. Above the blooming fields flutter large, bright colored butterflies, thereby betraying the special charm of the park. A funicular and a trail for backpackers are laid to the crater of Vesuvius.