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...
Escape the madding crowd and enjoy the fine views of Mt Etna from these lovely gardens along Via Etnea.
A favourite with Catania's stylish aperitivo set, Energie Café is a slick urban bar with kaleidoscopic '70s-inspired decor, streetside...
A delightful restaurant with outdoor seating, Metró ticks all the right boxes. The look is simple, with bright lighting and wine bottles...
Piazza Stesicoro · interesting places nearby
Roman Amphitheatre information
The western side of the large and modern Piazza Stesicoro is dominated by the sunken remains of the Roman amphitheatre. It doesn't look like much today, but in around the 2nd century BC it could seat up to 16,000 spectators and was second in size only to the Colosseum in Rome. What you see from the street is only a part of the once-massive structure, which extended as far south as Via Penninello. You can explore part of the vaults and get an idea of the true size of the theatre from a diagram.