Escape the madding crowd and enjoy the fine views of Mt Etna from these lovely gardens along Via Etnea.
The modest, neglected ruins of this Roman theatre, below street level in Piazza Stesicoro, are worth a quick look. Note that opening...
Chiesa di Sant'Agata al Carcere
The young virgin Agata resisted the advances of the nefarious Quintian (AD 250) and was horribly mutilated (her breasts were hacked off...
You'll be toasting to the view at Una Hotel's rooftop garden bar, a grown-up hideaway with a sucker-punch view of Etna. Ponder its power...
FUD Bottega Sicula
With sharp service and pavement seating on trendy Via Santa Filomena, this hip, back-alley eatery epitomises youthful Catania's embrace...
Via Etnea 300 · interesting places nearby
The Slow Food movement especially recommends Spinella's traditional sweets – try the frutta martorana (marzipan sweets shaped like fruits and vegetables) and olivette di sant'Agata (olive-shaped sweets typically made only in January and February, for the festival of St Agatha). If you don't fancy a sit-down lunch but want something tasty on the hoof, Spinella serves one of Catania's best arancini (fried rice balls).