Many of Catania - Etna’s most popular attractions are located close to Randazzo, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Among the most popular attractions here are the marvelous Il Picciolo Golf Club and the fantastic Alcantara Gorge. Two other recommended attractions that are close by Randazzo are the Etna Cable Car and the Etna Park Visitor Center.
To gain a deeper understanding of Catania - Etna, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. Visit some of the noteworthy exhibit spaces and museums including the Taormina Archaeological Museum in Taormina. See the region’s best and brightest strut their stuff at the Taormina Roman Odeon in Taormina. There are some interesting galleries to visit near here. In particular, don’t miss the Museum of Art and Popular Traditions in Taormina.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and appreciate the nearby parks and reserves. Discover the scenic coastline nearby such as Recanati Beach in Giardini Naxos, the Giardini Naxos Beach in Taormina and the Marina di Cottone Beach in Fiumefreddo di Sicilia. If you’re looking for a natural setting visit the Adrano Public Park in Catania.
Some of Catania - Etna's popular sights are in and around Randazzo, including the Basilica di San Pietro in Riposto, Baroque Fountain in Taormina and the Cathedral of Taormina. For history lovers, the area’s past has been beautifully preserved at Palazzo Corvaja in Taormina, Torre dell'Orogio and Saraceno Castle. The Church of San Domenico in Taormina, the Chiesa Santa Caterina and the Church of The Mother in Catania offer those exploring Catania - Etna a chance to better understand the part religion has played in the area.
Stadio Angelo Massimino, Catania is a great place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local favorites, the Calcio Catania, in all their glory. On match days follow the river of blue and re, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.
To really get to know this fascinating part of the world, think about booking a room at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. For a good night’s sleep be sure to check out the Hilton Giardini Naxos, the San Domenico Palace Hotel, Taormina, and the popular Hotel Etna, Giarre.