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Family trip to Catania with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Catania, Piazza Duomo 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 botanical garden, Orto Botanico. It will be pleasant to relax in the garden even on the hottest summer day. In the summer, a significant part of the plants are located in the open space of the garden, while some exotic plants and flowers are in a special indoor pavilion all year round. A very alluring collection of cacti can be seen in the garden. Visitors will have the opportunity to be photographed against the backdrop of incredibly beautiful flowers and exotic plants brought from far away countries.
Via Etnea is the main shopping street in Catania. It has a length of approximately 3 kilometers. The street is nothing but an endless chain of popular shops, cozy restaurants, and charming … Open
There is a decent choice of beaches in Catania, many of which are literally created for recreation with children. The most exotic in the city is the volcanic beach San Giovanni Li Cuti whose coast was formed from a thousand years old layers of lava. This stony beach is very calm and clean. You can not only relax serenely, but also diversify leisure activities with exceptional entertainments. With children, you should definitely go on boat trips along the coast. Often on the beach, there are competitions in various water sports.
One of the most picturesque beaches in the city is the Stabilimento Balneare Le Capannine. You can comfortably rest here, even with young children. This beach is sandy, and perfectly equipped. Everywhere here are set very cute umbrellas made of palm leaves, and sunbeds. The soft volcanic sand has a dark shade, so the beach always gets warm well. There are several excellent restaurants and cafes on the coast. For fans of “wild” recreation, special picnic areas are put in place. Copyright
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
Vacation with children in Catania should definitely be diversified with the cultural component. It will be interesting to visit the Museo e Teatro dei Pupi Fratelli Napoli with the kids. This is a single complex with a popular puppet theater in the city which offers its visitors an interesting collection of old puppet dolls. It will take more than an hour to inspect the entire exposition of the museum. Among the dolls presented in the museum, there are real antique treasures. Puppet shows are regularly held in the theater and will be interesting not only for children, but also for adults.
Catania, Piazza Dante, San Nicolo LArena Another original museum that is worth visiting with children is Museo MOGAM. This museum is private. It features an original collection of cars, motorcycles, as well as exhibits, one way or another related to automatics. Guests of the museum can make interesting photos in bright cars that resemble the realest works of art, and can also appreciate the collection of interesting paintings and neon signs.
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
Another typical children’s museum is the Museo del Giocattolo. This is a large and incredibly interesting toy museum which was opened in one of the restored historic mansions. This museum has a unique collection of antique toys including dolls, hand-made miniature wooden furniture and even a small railway, also made of wood. This amazing museum will be interesting to visit for adults. Among the exhibits here, they will definitely see toys such as those that they loved to play with during their childhood. This is only a small part of those amazing sights and interesting places that are worth visiting in Catania with children.
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From the series “The Most Active Volcanoes in the World”
One of the main distinguishing features of the largest volcano in Europe is presence of many side craters; lava erupts from them every 2-3 months. According to statistics, major eruption occurs every 150 years. Etna has destroyed many nearby villages and killed thousands of people during thousands of years. The slopes of the volcano and its immediate neighborhood currently feature numerous settlements; people consider them comfortable and attractive place to live. … Read further

Etna Volcano

From the series “Volcanoes and Traps That Changed the Face of the Planet”
One of the largest eruptions, which were historically recorded, occurred in 1669. Volcanic flows literally wiped out more than 40 adjacent towns and villages. This eruption lasted for three days. During it, a large crack of 7 km long appeared and the hot lava was continuously flowing out there for more than 60 hours. A few years later, lava flows cooled down completely. The dense vegetation appeared there later. The land on the slopes of Mount Etna became incredibly fertile. … Read further
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Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Catania - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Catania, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Catania for families with children. - 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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