Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Catania1. 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 areaThis Catania map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Catania and surroundings
Italy - moving around the countryIn 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. … Open
Nature and parks of ItalyVesuvius 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. … Open
Photogallery of Catania sights
Our guide to Catania
Cuisine and top restaurants
The national cuisine is distinguished by a huge choice of meat dishes. Tourists will find a great number of them in virtually every restaurant. Apart from rice, meat dishes are often served with such side dishes as beans, corn, and fresh vegetables. Vegetarian visitors will also not consider the menus of local restaurants modest or boring. They will surely find many delicious vegetable dishes and fruit desserts. … Open
Traditions and mentality of Catania
Locals are very friendly and welcoming to foreigners. They treat travellers with respect and even some curiosity. There is a universal way to win respect of locals – to learn a few phrases in their native language. Such a behavior will be the best proof of respect for local traditions. When entering any public facility, make sure to greet everyone present, and when you leave it, don’t forget to say goodbye. … Open
Travel guide to Catania
One of the most attractive places in the city for hiking is the historic Via Etnea. A significant part of the buildings on this street was erected in the 17th century. In those days, the city literally lay in ruins after another major earthquake. Many of the buildings represented here managed to preserve their original appearance. One of the main features of this street is the pavement. It is laid out with an … Open
Catania for children - what to visit
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, … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
Corso Italia is considered the most expensive shopping street in the city. This is where vacationers can find luxurious boutiques of famous fashion houses. Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, and Trussardi boutiques are all open on Corso Italia. Gigi Tropea, a very interesting multi-branded shop, is also located nearby. The prices are high in all shops, but there are always lucrative discounts on premium items during the sale … Open
Advices for travellers
9. The city is very convenient to travel on foot. This is a simple way to see all local sights and visit the most exciting entertainment facilities of the city. 8. Local people are very hospitable. They are always happy to help and tell the right way to popular sights and places of interest. In order to make locals friendly, tourists are recommended to learn several phrases in the local language. … Open