Online Travel Guide to Catania
Discover and experience Catania and Mount Etna
"Melior de cinere surgo" - Flourishing I rise from the ashes again. Catania is probably the only city in Sicily, Italy, if not all of Europe, that can lay claim to this phrase. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Catania was constantly rebuilt after destruction by earthquakes, lava streams or war. Today, the vibrant city on the east coast shines in a modern gloss of black lava. ZAINOO gives information not only about the absolute highlights of the city, but also provides numerous tips and leads the visitor to interesting places off the busy tourist routes.
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Travel guide to Catania: On the road in the black lava city
Due to the complete destruction of Catania at the end of the 17th Century, it is certainly one of the youngest cities in Italy, but also one of the most interesting. The centre, with its impressive Baroque design, is certainly a sight to behold. The partially dark black acting lava rock, from which most of the buildings are built, let Catania shine with a very unique flair. Catania delights its visitors with great historical buildings as well as idyllic parks and a scenic view of Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna. All of the interesting places as well as background information, city tours and hotels can be found in the ZAINOO online travel guide to Catania.
Travel guide to Catania: City at the base of Mount Etna
The area around Catania is almost as nice as the black lava city itself. The highlight and tourist attraction number one is, of course, Europe's largest active volcano – Mount Etna. The giant volcano is, with its regular eruptions, not only an unforgettable spectacle of nature, but is also a key spot for numerous excursion tours. Those who prefer a little more mythical journey should take a drive along the fabled Riviera of the Cyclops. There are more than enough reasons to visit the city of Catania, the fire-spitting Mount Etna and the surrounding province.
The ZAINOO online travel guide to Catania is a comprehensive website with lots of information and tips for your stay in Catania.