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City break in Catania. Active leisure ideas for Catania - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Catania, Piazza Duomo The main entertainment center of Catania is located at the foot of Etna. This is internationally famous Etnaland Water Park. This is a true paradise for fans of exciting water rides and sports entertainment. The water park is the place where guests can enjoy more than 20 different rides, as well as a beautiful swimming pool and cozy seating areas. The funicular road remains one of favorite attractions among visitors of Etnaland. The length of the road is 1800 meters. Colorful Dinosaur Park will become the most beloved place of small travellers. Their parents will also not be bored as day many interesting performances are organized in the park.
The city is located in the eastern part of Sicilia, just near Etna volcano. The life of the city is fully dependent on the mood of the glorious volcano. During its long history Catania has … Open
A walk in the foothills of Mount Etna is also among the most popular attractions for visitors. The original volcanic landscape, which dominates here, resembles scenes from films about distant planets, and beaches with black-colored sand, which has got its unusual color because of lava and ash, look truly fascinating. Curious travelers will certainly enjoy their visit to INAF Catania Astrophysical Observatory - a planetarium that hosts many fascinating lectures and excursions every day. Fans of nature are recommended to spend a day in the local botanical garden of Orto Botanico. This is the place where visitors with be acquainted with diversity of the local flora. The garden is also the place where visitors can see a rare collection of plants brought from different exotic countries.
Stabilimento Balneare is the most popular beach of Catania. It has simply everything needed for a comfortable stay. The beach is also suitable for families with children, as it is known one of the quietest and safest beaches in Sicily. It is also worth noting a wide range of nightclubs and discos. The majority of popular venues are located in Via Crociferi Street. This is the place where tourists can discover most diverse facilities - quiet cozy bars and elite nightclubs, pubs and colorful original discos. Music and fun do not stop in this part of the city until the dawn. Nievski is considered the oldest pub in the city. This renowned institution can be truly proud of hundreds of regular customers, who simply cannot imagine another more comfortable and cozy place to stay. Copyright
Catania is considered to be an ideal place for outdoor activities and sports, a lot of exciting entertainment can be found here for tourists with children. They should definitely visit the … Open
The best place to purchase beautiful and memorable souvenirs is the foot of Mount Etna. This is the location of the most popular souvenir shops and markets. Tourists traditionally buy crafts and jewelry made of hardened lava as souvenirs. The local markets sell all kind of crafts, starting from elegant pendants and ashtrays to massive statues that are a meter high or even taller. The city market located in Via Etnea Street is considered the most popular one in Catania. This is the place where visitors can buy fresh products, local food, and various souvenirs.
Piazza Duomo-Catania-Sicilia Besides swimming in the Ionian Sea, gorgeous beaches of Catania offer vacationers to enjoy various cruises, try kayaking or stick to surfing and diving. All these activities will make vacationers feel good, refreshed, and will leave many pleasant memories. Many tourists like riding a horse on a beach – such centers as Centro Ippico Amico del Cavallo and Centro Volteggio ed Equitazione Sole dell'Etna offer these tours to everyone. It doesn’t matter what center you choose, you can be sure to enjoy a fantastic ride on a gracious horse or pony (children are particularly fond of this idea).
The local cuisine is a unique combination of Greek, Arabic, Spanish, and Italian culinary traditions. When it comes to describing the traditions of Arabic cuisine, it is definitely worth … Open
In Sala De Curtis, visitors can have a great time watching entertaining theatrical performances. The performing arts theater mostly specializes in comedies. All fans of bowling will be excited to find out about Bowling La Plaja Catania. To relax in a gorgeous park and try rope challenge, it is hard to think of a better place than Liotru Adventure Park. This park offers trails for both beginners and experienced athletes. Fans of board games, air hockey, and paintball will find it very exciting to visit The Central Park. Groups of vacationers who want to play team games together with their friends will genuinely enjoy a visit to Macalube Slang Lasermaxx.
Yatching Porto Ulisse Ognina Catania Sicilia taly Among companies that offer escape quests in Catania, it is important to mention Adventure Rooms. This club offers several different quest rooms, for example, in The Toy Factory players need to help a small girl to find her lost doll (by the way, there is a horror version of this quest), and in Mafia visitors need to escape from a powerful criminal organization. Another popular escape quest club, Intrappola, offers even a more striking variety of various rooms. Travelers can become prisoners, test subjects in a secret laboratory, or agents who need to steal important documents.
The culture of local people is very interesting and original. It is based on centuries-old traditions and customs, which are widely known and cherished in absolutely every family. The … Open
Besides active recreation, Catania can offer many options for vacationers craving for peaceful relaxation. These moments of leisure are perfect between sightseeing and visiting entertainment complexes. For example, Infinity Relax Estetica e Benessere offers a range of quality spa treatments. Catania’s gorgeous parks (Giardino Bellini, Parco Gioeni) are great for relaxing and forgetting about everything in a tranquil setting. Having rejuvenated, many travelers want to have fun in nightclubs and bars. In addition to the establishments mentioned above, there are several more popular bars in Catania. These are First Lounge Bar with its fabulous atmosphere and fantastic cocktails, Mezzaparola that specializes in spirits, and Bohème Mixology Bar that is an excellent destination for music fans who like to listen to music while enjoying a glass of beer.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Catania and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Catania

Bed Café
Where: Via A. Di Giuliano 188, Catania, Catania; Telephone: +39 095 250 32 43;
Osteria I Tre Bicchieri
Where: Via S Giuseppe al Duomo 31, Catania, Catania; Telephone: +39 095 715 35 40;
La Chiave
Where: Via Landolina 64, Catania, Catania;
Agòra Hostel Bar
Where: Piazza Currò 6, Catania, Catania; Telephone: +39 095 723 30 10;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Catania
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dell’Aspromonte' , 98.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Water attractions around Catania
♥   Water park 'Etnaland' Belpasso, Catania, 14.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Catania
♥   Restaurant 'Sabir Gourmanderie' Zafferana Etnea. Type - Creative. 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'La Cucina di Donna Carmela' RIPOSTO. Type - Regional cuisine. 20.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Zash Country Boutique Hotel' Archi-Riposto. Type - Creative. 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Catania - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Catania - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Catania?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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